Rey Mysterio has confirmed he suffered a meniscus tear.
Rey Mysterio is currently out of action after being written off television on November 10th. On SmackDown, the star was attacked by Santos Escobar with the beatdown to cover for a real-life knee injury.
The veteran later underwent surgery to repair the issue — something it was reported he’d been wrestling with for weeks.
Appearing on K100 with Konnan and Disco Inferno, Mysterio gave an insight into how he sustained the injury and the steps he’s taking to recover.
“Just wear and tear. This time, it was my right knee. I’ve never had any injuries on my right knee since 97 when I had my first surgery in WCW. The left knee kept on breaking down every other year, sometimes a little bit longer. Numerous ACL tears. The last big surgery I had on my left knee was in 2011.
This time, you put in all the years, I’ve been favoring the right knee for the left one and finally, I tore the meniscus on my right knee. It’s six to eight weeks. I’m in week four. I’m getting a personal trainer at the beginning of the year that’s going to work with me just so I can work on my lower body and strengthen up my hips, my quads, my legs in general so I can resist.
I’ve never had a personal trainer that can train me, kind of like UFC fighters train, so I can use most of my power from the hips down,” he said.
Mysterio continued, “I know that I’m slowing down, the older I get, but I can make things look faster just by being in the business so long, that keeps the fans perspective of ‘he hasn’t slowed down.’ I can go out there every time and pour it out. I don’t know how to hold back.
I know how to hold back on movements and stuff I know I can’t do, like pushing off my left knee is really hard. I know personally that I’ve slowed down over the years. I try to be very innovative and creative with my style that it makes it seems that I haven’t slowed down.”
Rey Mysterio Signs New WWE Contract
Although he’s out injured, it was recently revealed that Rey Mysterio has signed a new contract with WWE. The deal is believed to be for three years, and the WWE Hall of Famer reportedly plans to wrestle throughout the duration of the new deal despite his recent injury problems.
There is no word on when the WWE Hall of Famer will return to the ring.
H/t to Fightful