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Rick Boogs Provides Update On His Recovery

Rick Boogs

WWE Superstar Rick Boogs has offered an update on his progress as he recovers from a torn quadricep.

In the opening match of night one of WrestleMania 38, Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura took on The Usos with the SmackDown Tag Team Titles on the line.

During the bout, Boogs got both Jimmy and Jey into a fireman’s carry position before his knee buckled and he collapsed to the canvas. It was immediately clear that Boogs was unable to continue and the match was swiftly brought to a close.

After the match, the SmackDown star had to be carried backstage and it was revealed later that he would need to undergo surgery for a torn quadricep.

In a new update posted on his YouTube channel, Boogs gave fans an insight into how he is tackling his recovery.

“It’s been a while, fellas, so just wanted to give you an update here. There’s not much cool and exciting I can do in terms of power or horsepower, horse-strength. You know, testing limits, horse grit, things of that sort and source. I’m just doing machines at the gym, like a cookie-cutter I know, that’s all I can do. Can’t use the lower extremity. You know what I’m saying? The horse leg. I gotta let that puppy heal.

But I want to give you a golden tidbit and that’s this fig bar. I stuff my fanny pack with those and I suck on those. I suck those down. I’ll eat like three of those. I’ll have one before a workout and two during the workout and post-workout. It’s 120 grams of carbs, complex and simple. Really fuel the muscles, fuel the glycogen source, glucose to the fibers. You understand what I’m saying?

Talked about honey in the past, talked about carb powders, but this is another nice easy source to suck down and they fit really well in a fanny pack. The fanny pack is just my phone, the wallet, and fig bars now. Other than that, you want to see how far along I am until I can test the horsepower, it’s about PT, physical therapy.

As of right now, the goal this week for PT was 85-degree knee flexion. Sticky Ricky accomplished 112 degrees of knee flexion. We’re talking about next week’s goal would have been 90, the following week 95, following week maybe a hundo, following week maybe a hundo-five. I’m crushing it, setting PRs. 112-degree knee flexion, big time PR. Also, set another PR I want you guys to check out called Motorcycle Conan,”

At time of writing it is unclear how long Rick Boogs will be out of action. In his absence, his tag team partner Shinsuke Nakamura, has set his sights on Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Everyone at Inside The Ropes would like to wish Rick Boogs a speedy recovery.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.