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Chelsea Green To Rehab At WWE Performance Center After Injury Scare

Chelsea Green

Chelsea Green has revealed that she recently suffered an injury scare as she stepped up her preparations for a return to the ring.

Green was released by WWE on April 15th 2021, after suffering an injury on her one and only appearance on the company’s main roster. The star recently shared the news that she had been cleared to the ring, meaning she can jump straight into the action when her non-compete clause expires in July.

However, things haven’t been plain sailing. Speaking on a recent episode of her Green With Envy podcast, Green revealed that she suffered an injury scare. In preparation for her return to the squared circle, the former IMPACT star arranged a training session with the also newly released Santana Garrett. During the session Green said that she and Garrett initially lost track of time, catching up instead of training.

“It’s actually kind of not been a great week for me. I’m not gonna have a pity party. But let me tell you the story. So on Saturday, I decided to get in the ring for the first time since being cleared. Yay, me. I called up my girlfriend Santana. I called her up. So we could have a little gossip session and roll around in the ring. I usually only reserve the ring for about two hours at a time. I mean, that’s all we really need. So on Saturday, Santana and I chatted for probably like 90% of that time while we were there and when I realized what time it was, I decided, ‘Okay, we should probably get in the ring and do a couple of rolls, do 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 got out of the ring for the next people who had rented it. So I got in and did a couple of very normal rolls.”

Continuing on, Green said that it was while performing one of these basic rolls that she heard a pop in her wrist.

“These roles are what wrestlers learn on day one of training and I’m not being dramatic, I promise you. Well, I went to go do one of these rolls, which again, very standard procedure for professional wrestling. I heard a nasty pop sound and guess where it came from? Surprise, surprise, my arm. My left arm. Right around the very area that broke. It was such a gross feeling, you guys. Oh, the pop was gross. It felt gross and I just kind of crumbled. I didn’t cry because I’m not a little bitch. No, I’m kidding. But really, I don’t cry. But it hurt so much. I would say it almost hurt just as much as breaking it. I really thought in that moment, like, ‘Oh, it’s definitely broken and if it’s not fully broken, it’s definitely fractured’

Anyway, I went home and I took some Advil. I iced it just to see if the pain would die down and I could figure out what it was. I was very wrong, guys. I woke up the next morning and I had to go straight to the ER. I called my surgeon and he was like, ‘Yeah, you need to go in.’ The pain was so bad. My arm was very swollen and honestly, I was kind of freaking out. I won’t lie.”

Green went on to hit back at those who say she’s injury prone, while also revealing that WWE are helping her with her rehab. This is despite no longer being employed by the company.

“Anyway, I won’t freak you guys out any longer and be dramatic. No, it’s not broken and for all those motherfuckers out there that say I’m injury-prone, I’m not, okay. They took x-rays at the ER, it’s definitely not fractured, which I’m so thankful for. They think that I have a lot of scar tissue build-up and maybe that is bugging my tendon or that I just irritated my tendon. Anyways, 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 my arm.

So thank god, I’m very thankful for that because the injury happened in a WWE ring. So even though I was released, they still take care of that injury. Thank God. So I’ll be at the PC for the next couple of weeks, which is kind of funny, and kind of awkward. I don’t know, I got a little bit of anxiety driving up to the Performance Center. But it’s worth it to get this shit taken care of. I mean, I have so many friends still at the PC and so many of the staff that works at the Performance Center are still my friends so yeah, it’s awkward, but I need to get this shit taken care of. I don’t know. I’m not a doctor. I don’t know what to do. Anyway, it’s sore, but I’m on the mend. I can keep healing. I can get ready for my debut back into professional wrestling on July 14. Everybody’s anxiously awaiting.”

One opportunity that Green may have her eye on is the upcoming all-women’s NWA show EMPOWERRR on August 28th. The special show will be produced by former WWE Superstar Mickie James.

Speaking in a new interview with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy Green was full of praise for James, describing her as “a legend both in and out of the ring.”

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.