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Ric Flair Describes How He’s Doing after a Career of Working through Injuries

September 5, 2023 | Posted by Jack Gregory
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Speaking recently with Everyone Talks to Liz Clamon, Ric Flair shared some details about the injuries he carried through matches during his career (via Wrestling Inc). The wrestler explained the stress the industry puts on the body and the scope of what is required medically afterwards. You can find a few highlights from Flair and listen to the full podcast below.

On continuing to book matches while injured: “You just went through it. I worked with a torn rotator cuff for over a year. Actually, I tore both [shoulders]. Finally, I got to the point where I couldn’t take the pain anymore. Then, I had one [shoulder] operated on and waited four years later to have the other [shoulder] operated on.”

On how he sustained the dual shoulder injuries: “One of them was [when] Randy Savage jumped off a top rope, and by accident, hit my rotator cuff. The other one was … I can’t remember … it was nobody’s fault, it was just wear and tear.”

On his current health after the fact: “I’m not hurt anywhere. I’m as flexible as I’ve ever been. I’ve got friends that — I just saw Hulk [Hogan] … I hate to throw his name in there, but he’s had 11 back operations, his hips and knees replaced. I can’t think of a guy in my timeframe who doesn’t have body part replacements.”

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