Sting shares that he underwent surgery around a month ago.
Two years ago this month, Sting made his debut for All Elite Wrestling at ‘Winter Is Coming’. The company is hosting their third annual Winter Is Coming event on Wednesday and to promote the festivities, Sting appeared on The K&C Masterpiece.
A conversation was held about injuries and working through them and Sting went on to reveal that six or seven weeks ago, he underwent surgery to have his knees cleaned out.
I just had surgery. It’s been six, seven weeks ago now. Basically just a clean out on my very old knees.
The 63-year-old Sting then shared a story from when he blew his shoulders out in a match against Kurt Angle in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling.
He worked several more minutes of the match despite the injury. When Sting went to visit his surgeon, he was told that it looked like a bomb went off inside of his shoulder.
Then there’s other times when you’re hurt almost to that point [of not being able to continue] but you can kind of still go on. I did that in TNA with Kurt Angle. Blew both my shoulders out. The left one was just — it was so bad but I did about two or three more minutes of the match and we finished the match and I went in to see Dr. Andrews, Jim Andrews, still doing surgeries to this day and he’s done about six on my body and he looked at my left shoulder and said, ‘Aw, Steve, I almost closed you right back up because it looked like a bomb went off inside your shoulder. Thought there was nothing I could do.’ He said, ‘I gave one more last tug’ on either the rotator cuff or the labrum. I can’t remember which and he said, ‘I got a little bit of action out of that so I tied ya back up and cleaned ya up but your rehab is gonna be brutal man. You’re gonna have to really baby this thing for a few months, for many months.’
Sting was most recently in action for AEW at Full Gear. He and Darby Allin scored a win over Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a No-DQ match. Sting did not accompany Darby to the ring for his TNT Title match on December 7th.
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