An injured WWE SmackDown star has issued an update on their injury after previously saying they might never be able to wrestle again.
Ember Moon hasn’t wrestled since September of 2019 after rupturing her Achilles, and is now fighting against a second surgery.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, Moon said:
“It’s been an up and down hill for me,” Moon said when ComicBook.com asked about her injury. “A lot of people don’t know this – they think I just have a very generic Achilles rupture, but I don’t. “What actually happened is that [my Achilles tendon] got split in half and then it also got torn off the bone. So I actually ruptured my Achilles in two places, and the surgeon thinks that I may have been wrestling on it for probably about two months already torn to some extent, and I just didn’t feel the pain because I have kind of a high pain tolerance.” She also noted that her injury was so unique, her surgeon had only found two other similar instances, both of which happened to soccer players.
“It’s been a very rough uphill battle and it sucks,” Moon continued. “I will say that where I originally had a return date, now I don’t again, because of complications with strength building.” Moon also noted that she had to temporarily stop her physical therapy process because of the COVID-19 quarantine, but that she ramped up her sessions to the point that she’s going to physical therapy “five, six days a week” and has even purchased equipment for her house in case quarantine restrictions tighten once again. She noted the two cases with similar injuries had recovery times of 20 months and 30 months and that she considers anything less than two years a “victory.”
The Smackdown star added:
“I was so in my feelings [on WWE Backstage] ’cause I just found out about the complications like, the day before,” she said. “I was still very much so in my feelings about it to the point where I cried on international television and I’m so ashamed, but sometimes you need that outlet sometimes to say those things, because like people like Mark [Henry], people like Booker, even the boss man, Triple H has been checking up on me. Another person from the company that is a legend reached out and was trying to help me out with rehab options and stuff like that.
“Honestly like what has made the biggest difference thus far because everything that they’ve said has been helping so much more than me just doing the normal situation because of that complication,” Moon continued. “So yeah, like there is a light, it is getting better. I just don’t have a timeframe and I don’t know when.”
Everyone at WrestleTalk.com wishes Ember Moon a safe and healthy recovery, and hopefully we will get to see her back on SmackDown in the future.