Charlotte Flair last competed on the December 8th episode of SmackDown, where she faced Asuka in a singles match. At one point during the bout, both women slipped while on the top of the turnbuckle, and Charlotte’s leg was hit on the rope. As a result, Charlotte suffered a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus.
The former Women’s Champion underwent surgery on Thursday at Andrew Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
On X, Charlotte Flair posted a photo of her in a hospital bed and thanked everyone who supported her. Charlotte stated that the injury was a huge blow to her mentally and physically going into 2024. The Queen added that she will work hard 24/7 over the next nine months for a comeback.
“Family, Friends & Fans,
THANK YOU for all the positive, beautiful messages & flowers🙏🏻 I feel supported in every way. It has taken me a few days and many MANY tears to wrap my head around everything. I happen to be an expert in overthinking and this is the first time I’ve ever been truly scared. Scared of the unknown but also feeling like I’m losing what I’m most proud of and that’s being an athlete. I don’t like showing physical weakness and this has left me feeling exposed. A process I know I will grow from but a very new one to me. This was a huge blow to me mentally and obviously physically going into 2024. 2023 was a rollercoaster and I am trying to stay positive and maybe this was the only way to stop, refocus, rebuild & eventually conquer again.
I can’t thank this year’s Smackdown locker-room enough. I enjoyed every second 🙏🏻 and will be rooting from the sidelines 💪🏻
I have been a bad guy for most of my career but this year was different for me. I CHERISHED every hug, high-five and fist pump this year at live events and for the first time in my career felt comfortable in my own boots being the good guy 👸🏼 🦋 I learned so much as a performer and plan on starting right where I left off.
I promise I am going to work 24/7 over the next nine months to come back the best version of the Queen you’ve ever seen.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Climbing my own mountain will be my greatest test yet.
Thank you for all the love ❤️
Here is to 2024.
Aka Charlotte 🏻”
Family, Friends & Fans,— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) January 5, 2024
THANK YOU for all the positive, beautiful messages & flowers🙏🏻 I feel supported in every way. It has taken me a few days and many MANY tears to wrap my head around everything. I happen to be an expert in overthinking and this is the first time I’ve ever… pic.twitter.com/ygNiKm5sui