Xavier Woods detailed his recent Achilles injury which happened on October 21 at a WWE live event in Australia. Woods made his comments on the New Day: Feel The Power podcast.
"I ended up doing a backflip at the beginning of the match and as soon as I landed, I felt like somebody had kicked me in the back of the foot. I went to take another step and I realized I couldn't push off of that foot. Immediately, the thought shot across my mind that it was my Achilles because that's where I felt it. Got to the back, the doctor said it's most likely a torn Achilles, and when I heard that, there were a lot of different emotions. A torn Achilles is an injury that takes a very long time to come back from. Knowing I could be out for up to a year -- this was before I got an MRI. I have to fly from Sydney to Atlanta the next day. Then go to Atlanta to Birmingham to get surgery."
"The doctor tells me, 'here's the breakdown; you tore it in an instant. It will take me 14 minutes to fix it. It could possibly take up to a year to feel good on it again,' which is terrifying to me. At this point in time, I feel like [New Day] is running in our prime, especially on TV. We're having a great run. To get an injury that will take me out for an extended period of time is something that has shaken me to my core."
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.
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