R-Truth Details How Recent Injury Almost Ended His Career

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R-Truth is back and thriving in WWE, but the popular superstar had to overcome a serious health issue to get back into the ring.

For over 20 years, fans have known and loved R-Truth as one of the most entertaining wrestlers in WWE. He started in the company as K-Kwik, then he was a big part of the early days of TNA and was there until his WWE return in 2008. At that point, the R-Truth name was official and over the last 15 years, Truth has cemented himself as one of the funniest superstars in WWE history.

In November 2022 while wrestling in NXT, R-Truth suffered a serious injury that was initially reported as a torn quadriceps, but there were complications as well. The injury cost R-Truth over one year. He made his return to the ring on the December 18th edition of Raw when he beat JD McDonagh in Trick or Street Fight.

Since returning to WWE, R-Truth has become a major part of Raw due to the storyline where he thinks he is part of The Judgment Day even though he really isn’t in the group.

On a more serious note, R-Truth talked to Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat about his leg injury and some of the things he had to overcome to make it back in the ring.

“I had a hole in my knee. I had five different bacteria that caused the infection along with MRSA, staff, and their cousins and kinfolks. It started off as a routine quad tear. I tore my bottom quad. They went in and I guess it could have happened during surgery.”

“I went to get the stitches out and we found out that the bacteria, the infection, was eating from the inside out so that’s where the hole came from. The doctor said, ‘We gotta get this under control. If we can’t get this under control, I’m gonna have to think of options.’ He was straight shooting with me. He said, ‘You’re in the woods big time. We have to get this under control.’ It would not heal.”

How Bad Did R-Truth’s Infection Get?

The interview with Truth talking about the infection and everything else he had to overcome.

“Then I had to go three months, I had to have a wound VAC on. It was a VAC on my knee that kept sucking the old blood up and putting the new blood, all that stuff, like I had to wear that for six weeks all along with a PICC line that I had to have for eight weeks. I did that, and once all that was over with, the stitches started coming out on their own.”

“So I had stitches coming out of my knee by itself, so my body wasn’t agreeing to it so I had to get surgery for a third time and the infection was still there, so I had to get another PICC line as well.”

“It was a good four months or five months of just trying to kill the infection, slow it down, stop it, and I’m going mentally crazy because there was a chance, he said, the other option was amputation. You know what I’m saying?”

“So to go from doing the 24/7 stuff, running around, doing things with my kids, to NXT, me and Grayson Waller tearing it down and doing things to stopping and then getting told this? It was a big reality check man. It was a pump the brakes moment.”

In other news related to Truth, he turns 52 years old on January 19th, so happy birthday to R-Truth.

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