TNA Wrestling star Ric Flair is set to undergo surgery to repair a torn left triceps muscle – an injury he sustained during his recent match with Sting on Impact Wrestling.
Flair was originally told the injury was a broken bursa sac in his elbow, but it’s only gotten worse since the match. “I thought it was getting better but the swelling just wouldn’t go away,” Flair told PostandCourier.com on Wednesday night.
Flair, who was at Boston’s Fenway Park on Tuesday to throw out the first pitch and present Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia and Josh Reddick with replica TNA title belts, said the pain has only gotten worse in recent days. “When I threw Tuesday, the arm blew up to about twice the size of the other arm. It’s all black and blue.”
Considering the fact that Flair’s legendary career has spanned nearly four decades – wrestling’s Nature Boy has remained injury-free for the majority of that run.
“I’ve never torn anything in my life except my rotator cuff,” he said. “I just landed on it wrong. And that just comes from not working enough. But it’s no big deal. It could have been a thousand other worse things.”