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UPDATED: Shotzi Confirms She Has a Torn ACL, Will Be Out Nine Months

February 20, 2024 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Shotzi WWE Smackdown Image Credit: WWE

UPDATE: Shotzi has confirmed her injury status, noting she’ll be on the shelf for much of the year. The Smackdown star posted to Instagram to share the news, writing:

I tore my ACL which means I will be out of action for about 9 months. Thank you to everyone who has checked up on me. I am so sorry if I haven’t responded. I am just extremely devastated and angry. Some of you know, I have been through a lot the last few years and it has been so hard to keep up with what I think is expected of me and honestly my mental health had been at an all time low. But l’ve pushed through and I was feeling motivated and like myself again. I was hoping to go to NXT to prove myself again, earn some respect, build back my confidence and start putting the heartache from the past 2 years behind me. I feel defeated right now but I’m simultaneously feeling the most motivated I have ever been. I have been through way worse. I’ve watched my sister, who is fighting cancer, fight tougher battles. I’m just taking this as a sign to slow down. I didn’t take time off when both my stepdad and my dad passed and that really affected me. Now I am looking forward to coming back not just physically stronger, but mentally also.

On behalf of 411, our best wishes to Shotzi for a quick and full recovery.

ORIGINAL: As previously reported, WWE Superstar Shotzi suffered an injury during last week’s NXT TV tapings. As a result, she was unable to compete in the Elimination Chamber qualifying match on SmackDown last week. PWInsider has an update on Shotzi following her recent injury.

According to the update, it was being said backstage at last night’s Raw that Shotzi is currently in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is reportedly expected to undergo knee surgery. Shotzi’s match where she suffered her injury will air later tonight on WWE NXT TV on USA Network.

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