During the latest edition of his “The Kurt Angle Show”, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle commented on his recovery from double knee replacement surgery and how it’s been the most difficult thing he’s been through.
Angle underwent the double knee replacement surgery several weeks ago.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On his recovery from double knee replacement surgery: “A week later, I’m not doing much better. It’s pretty brutal, especially when you have both knees done at the same time. I’ve never went through anything this difficult. I also have a little bit of a back problem, so I can’t use my legs but I can’t use my back. So, I’m pretty much useless. When I did the surgery, what they found out is they found a screw in my left knee, just hanging out in my knee socket. It’s pretty incredible. It must have been from my surgery 10 years ago – the ACL surgery I had on my left knee – and the screw popped loose and was just hanging out in my knee socket.”
On his rehab process: “I started rehab the next day. They’re on you. They stay on you and want you to work through it. The more you do without injuring yourself, the quicker you’ll heal. They’ve had me do a lot of rehab ever since I got out of the hospital. I go to a rehab facility three days a week over near my house and then the other four days, I do five different sessions of rehab on my own. It’s a long process, but hopefully, it will work out. It should and I’m very positive about this.”
On dealing with leg issues due to injuries from his career: “They’re trying to straighten my legs. That was a lot of the problem with my last knees. From all the injuries and everything, they stayed bent. It was wearing on my knees and that’s how I got arthritis in my knees because I couldn’t flex my quad extension fully. My quad was always on fire when I was walking, and that put a lot of pressure on my knees. That’s the reason why I had to have knee surgery because my legs won’t straighten out entirely and that’s what they’re trying to do now is straighten them out.”
(h/t – 411 Wrestling)