Kofi Kingston suffered a broken ankle during the brawl on the March 3rd episode of SmackDown. Kingston was supposed to compete in a Fatal Five-Way match a week later on the blue brand. However, he was pulled from the match due to the injury.
The former WWE Champion then successfully underwent surgery at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
In an interview with Battleground Podcast, Kofi Kingston provided an update on his recovery process. Kingston stated that he is in Orlando and doing rehab for his ankle. Kingston further stated that he had undergone the same surgery for the same ankle six years ago.
“I’m actually in Orlando right now doing some rehab on my ankle. I had ankle surgery to remove a bone chip and fix a ligament after the massive Scottish, behemoth of a man’s Drew McIntyre landed on my leg and my body went east and my leg went West and my ankle was completely sprained. But they took out some bone chips and fixed the ligament. And now I’m on the mend. You know somewhere in between a robot and a zombie and you know, so somewhere in between I’m working my way back to the fold.
I actually had this same surgery on the same ankle about six years ago to have bone chips removed. So I feel like this time around, like I kind of know what to expect. And I’ve been kind of ahead of schedule for the most part, and I’m really able to do a lot of like normal people things and live normal life. So now it’s just a matter of trying to, like go to the next level and do WWE Superstar things, you know what I mean in ring, things like that. So I’ve been in Orlando for the past week, just kind of seeing where I’m at and things are looking pretty good. So hopefully sooner than later you’ll see me in the ring.”H/T WrestlingNews.co
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