WWE Superstar Edge called into the latest episode of the Busted Open podcast and was asked about his triceps injury. He said that it was a process and that his age may be a factor. The WWE Hall of Famer will be 47 next month. He went on to say:
“It’s a slow process. I’m not going to lie. The triceps is a different thing. I got back from an Achilles in six months, but I was 35 doing that, so at 10 plus years, I don’t know. It’s a different thing. You don’t realize how much your triceps is involved in almost everything you do in terms of arm movement.
“So, I don’t know yet. I know it’s a lot slower than I thought it was going to be because I just have this mentality of, ‘Right. No big deal. Surgery, PT and we grind through it, we break down the scar tissue and off we go.’ So, I don’t know if it’s the injury itself [or] if it’s I’m a little older, I don’t know what it is, but it’s not as fast as I would’ve liked.”
When asked if the time frame for his recovery had been extended, he said he didn’t know and that he might be being impatient.
“Well, we just haven’t gone to explosive stuff yet. So, we don’t really know. It’s three months out, so I don’t know. Maybe I’m just impatient. I think it’s really what it is more than anything. I just assume by three months, I should be almost ready to go and that’s not the case. So, maybe I just need a little more patience with my body now.”
Later in the discussion, Edge compared the injury to tearing his Achilles tendon in 2009, and the neck injury that was thought to have ended his career in 2011.
“Nothing is going to be harder than the neck was nor the Achilles for that matter, so it might just take a little longer than I want this time. So I have to come to grips with that, and I have to realize I’m dealing with a different reality now. So, I’ll get back. I don’t know what the time frame is, but I will because when I do watch, man, I get excited because I’m chomping at the bit to get in there with guys and really just try and hands-on, show them and just the difference of how it can be.”
The ‘Rated-R Superstar’ sustained the injury during his match against Randy Orton, billed as ‘The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’, at WWE Backlash in June.
Credit for the transcription:Wrestling Inc.