Popular indie wrestler to undergo surgery
Independent wrestler Tony Deppen, who regularly performs with promotions like Game Changer Wrestling, took to social media earlier today and revealed that he will be out of action indefinitely due to a surgery needed on his broken arm. The injury occurred when Deppen battled Zack Sabre Jr. for GCW in Brooklyn this past Thursday night.
Once the surgery occurs, Deppen will have a two-month recovery time. You can see his social media post below:
Somehow I’ve made it 17 years into my journey of pro wrestling without a major injury – until now.
Last night a freak accident turned into a severe break on my arm. I continued to work with a broken arm for a few more mins, cause they match meant way more to me than anything. According to the doctor, There’s no way for it to heal back into place naturally, so the only option is to undergo surgery.
At the moment they can’t schedule it for about a week or two; after that it’ll be a 2 month recover to make sure the steel plate in my arm heals properly.
I’ll be honest, at the moment, I’m scared and a little overwhelmed. 2 kids, not a contracted wrestler, and a variety of other things that come up as an adult; and I’m not sure what I’m going to do. But I’m going to do what I do, and get through this, and come out stronger than ever.
It’s not gonna be fun – besides COVID, this will be thee longest I’ve gone with out wrestling in 17 years. I don’t know what to do with myself, especially with one arm. Ha. all I know is I’m going to work harder than i have ever done.
Thanks to gcw the opportunity, thanks to Zach for the match – truly the botb – and thank you to the fans for the amazing support.
See y’all in 2-3 months
Blocked off my info – will be posting an update on my future in the next few hours. pic.twitter.com/WBDhB3yDXv
— Tony Deppen (@Tony_Deppen) May 12, 2023