Kurt Angle isn’t likely to make any surprising in-ring returns anytime soon.
Kurt Angle’s entire wrestling career was mired by injuries. He won an Olympic Gold Medal “with a broken freaking neck” but in the decades after that win, Angle has been plagued by multiple injuries to his neck and other body parts.
Angle, like many wrestlers, has long suffered from knee problems. Angle spent years wrestling in a high-intensity style that included as many high-risk spots as it did technical grappling.
And the years of Kurt Angle attempting diving moonsaults (and generally hitting the canvas knees-first instead of connecting with his opponent) has caused immense wear-and-tear on his body.
On a recent episode of the A2theK Wrestling Show, Kurt Angle revealed that he underwent double knee surgery not too long ago. However, Angle’s recovery is taking much longer and he’s still in quite a bit of pain.
“I’m doing well. I will tell you this. It’s a long process. I was improving dramatically the first few months and I kind of hit a wall where my knees are sore all of the time.
I’m not sure if this is going to last forever. I do rehab them every day. I don’t know if I’m overtraining them. I might be, might not be, but at this point in time, I’m doing really well. My legs are stronger now than they were before the surgery. So that’s a bonus.”
h/t WrestlingNews.co for the transcription