Cody Rhodes’ recovery might take longer than fans are hoping for.
Despite suffering a torn right pectoral tendon, Cody Rhodes still competed against Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell. The Superstar pulled out a win against his rival, only to be written off from television the following night on Raw.
It was reported that Rhodes would need nine months to recover after successful surgery. However, he hinted that he doesn’t want to wait nine months to return, saying “he never concerned himself with other people’s projections.”
In an interview with Comicbook, Rhodes was asked about his recovery process and admitted not wanting to get fans’ hopes up.
“I want to say good but it’s misleading. It’s not like ACLs or PCLs or anything where your life changes completely for a while. After two weeks you feel like you’re normal, but you’re not. It’s just tied to your bone on your arm and you have to let it actually form.”
Rhodes revealed that the WWE is very cautious with him while he’s recovering. Before his match against Rollins at Hell in a Cell, Rhodes reportedly had control over whether he would compete with the injury. The star joked about doing PT with an 80-year-old lady named Betty and said she might wrestle before he does.
“So they’re [WWE] going so slow with me because I think they’re terrified I’m gonna try to do something. I’m not. The PT is slow. There is an 80-year-old lady named Betty who does PT with me. I think she will be ready to wrestle before I’m ready to wrestle,”
Although his recovery may be slow, Rhodes is still determined to get back into the mix of things in WWE. He’s reportedly a heavy favourite to win the 2023 men’s Royal Rumble match. If Rhodes does return and win that match, he’ll be one step closer to achieving his goal of becoming WWE Champion.
The company has filmed content for an upcoming documentary spotlighting Rhodes’ return at WrestleMania. Rhodes stated that because of his injury, the documentary “changed greatly.” Rhodes’ return at WrestleMania was awarded WWE Moment of the Year at the ESPY Awards.
H/t – Sportskeeda