Former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James underwent surgery for a torn ACL on July 16th at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
James is expected to be out of action for 7 to 9 months, which gives the timetable of a return to be before for WrestleMania 36 in 2020. Her official website released an interview with the future WWE Hall of Famer where she commented on the injury.
The injury happened at the June 1st WWE live event in Waco, Texas where she suffered a loss to Carmella in a singles match.
“From the very moment of impact, I knew something was wrong. I hoped against all odds that it wasn’t a serious injury, but it was that bad. I don’t fault Carmella. She has always been a professional. I’ve been very lucky to avoid major injuries in the past; but eventually, everyone’s luck runs out in the ring. After 20 years, I guess mine did.”