Chelsea Green Details Recent Injury Scare, Rehabbing At WWE Performance Center For Next Few Weeks
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On the latest episode of her Green With Envy podcast, Chelsea Green explained how she had another injury scare as she was training for her in-ring return. Green explained how she was training with former partner and ex-NXT star Santana Garrett last week, and it was the first time she’d been in a ring since she was cleared. After doing some rolling drills, she heard a pop and ended up going to the emergency room.
Green worried that she’d reinjured the same arm she broke last year, but it ended up being less severe than expected. She said WWE also allowed her to come back in and see the rehab team at the WWE Performance Center and noted that it was a relief to have it taken care of since she had been released in April.
“I decided that we should probably get in the ring and a couple rolls, some somersaults, some shoulder rolls, stuff like that before we leave because by the time that we spoke and caught up on everything, we only had like 20 minutes left before we needed to get out of the ring for the next people who had rented it. So, I got into the ring and did a couple of very normal rolls and people, these rolls are what wrestlers learn on day one of training. Well, I went to go do one of these rolls,” Green said, “very standard procedure for professional wrestling and ‘pop’.
“I heard a nasty pop sound and guess where it came from? Surprise, surprise, my left arm,” she explained, “right around the very area that broke. It was such a gross feeling, the pop was gross, it felt gross and I just kind of crumbled. It hurt so much, I would say it almost hurt just as much as breaking it. I really thought, in that moment, it’s definitely broken and if it’s not fully broke, it’s definitely fractured.
“I went home, I took some Advil just to see if the pain would die down and I could see what it was, I was very wrong. I woke up the next morning and I had to go straight to the E.R. I called my surgeon and he said I needed to go in. The pain was so bad, my arm was very swollen and I obviously was freaking out but no, it’s not broken. They took x-rays at the E.R. and it’s definitely not fractured, which I’m so thankful for,” Green said. “They think that I have a lot of scar tissue build-up and maybe that’s bugging my tendon or maybe I just irritated my tendon. I reached out to WWE and they were kind enough to let me come into the Performance Center and use their physical therapist and rehab, so thank God, I’m very thankful for that. The injury happened in a WWE ring, so even though I was released, they still take care of that injury, thank God.”
Green closed by saying she’ll be rehabbing at the PC for the next couple of weeks. She noted that it’s a little awkward since she was released two months ago, but it’s worth getting the injury taken care of. Green said she’s sore and on the mend, but can’t wait to get back in front of a crowd once her non-compete expires on July 14.
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