WWE: Mickie James to have ACL surgery
Last Updated: 06/06/19 8:59am
Mickie James has revealed she requires surgery to repair a damaged anterior cruciate ligament after being injured at the weekend.
The six-time WWE women's champion hurt her knee in a match with Carmella at a live event in Waco, Texas on Saturday night, leading to the match finishing early.
James confirmed in a live video on Instagram that she will have to have surgery on the injury and does not know how long her recovery will take.
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"I just want to ensure you all that I'm okay, and I'm fine," she said. "It is my ACL, which stinks. And I had that confirmed, I had an MRI done here in Nashville.
"I don't know how long I'm going to be out, I don't when I'm going to have to get surgery, but it's going to be a while, and that's really, really unfortunate but I'm trying to find the silver lining. In the meantime, I just want to thank you all for your love and support."
James was drafted to SmackDown in the SuperStar Shake-up in April but has not competed on television for WWE since the women's battle royal at WrestleMania 35.