Ember Moon in an interview with ComicBook provided an update on her injured Achilles tendon. She gave details about the extent of her injury, along with why she doesn’t have a return date for when she’ll return to the wrestling ring.
It’s been an up and down hill for me. A lot of people don’t know this – they think I just have a very generic Achilles rupture, but I don’t. What actually happened is that [my Achilles tendon] got split in half and then it also got torn off the bone. So I actually ruptured my Achilles in two places, and the surgeon thinks that I may have been wrestling on it for probably about two months already torn to some extent, and I just didn’t feel the pain because I have kind of a high pain tolerance. It’s been a very rough uphill battle and it sucks. I will say that where I originally had a return date, now I don’t again, because of complications with strength building.
She noted the two cases with similar injuries had recovery times of 20 months and 30 months and that she considers anything less than two years a “victory.” She said that a second surgery is even a possibility.
It’s just a very, very long process and I would love, love, love to have a date back on the board but it’s up in the air. I’m sitting here and I’m fighting a second surgery. I’m fighting against the second surgery. That’s how bad it is. When I went on Backstage and I said, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever going to wrestle again,’ I meant what I said and I, I stand by that.
She said the support she has gotten from her colleagues means a lot to her:
I was so in my feelings on WWE Backstage ’cause I just found out about the complications like, the day before. I was still very much so in my feelings about it to the point where I cried on international television and I’m so ashamed, but sometimes you need that outlet sometimes to say those things, because like people like Mark [Henry], people like Booker, even the boss man, Triple H has been checking up on me.
Another person from the company that is a legend reached out and was trying to help me out with rehab options and stuff like that. Honestly like what has made the biggest difference thus far because everything that they’ve said has been helping so much more than me just doing the normal situation because of that complication. So yeah, like there is a light, it is getting better. I just don’t have a timeframe and I don’t know when.
She is, however, ready for the big return:
2019 was not my year. 2020 is not the world’s year, but dammit, we’re going to get there. I just feel like I worked so hard – no one helped me get anywhere, no one put a foot in the door for me. I don’t have a legacy, I don’t have a last name, but I have me and my work ethic. I have me and my passion and that’s always been enough. It’s going to be tested and I think when I do get back, when I do get cleared, all of this will be just another stepping stone on my path to greatness.