MVP Gives An Update On His Knee Injury, Believes His Meniscus Is Torn

MVP appeared on Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast and gave an update on his knee injury. He said he’s currently in discussions with TNA’s creative team about whether or not he can work Eric Young at Slammiversary on Sunday.

He said he’s going to do whatever he can to make sure he can go. MVP said his doctor pushed back an MRI and that any surgery could be delayed until after he tested it in tthe ring.

MVP believes the injury is a torn meniscus but said he was able to put weight on his knee this week

You can listen to the interview at this link.

MVP was injured last Friday night at a Preston City Wrestling show in the United Kingdom. He underwent x-rays there but they proved inconclusive and it was learned an MRI would be needed to evaluate the extent of the injury.

Richard Reacts: This doesn’t sound promising and I have to wonder why they’re putting off the MRI. When a professional athlete suffers a serious knee injury they get an MRI almost immediately. If there is a tear in one of the ligaments or in the meniscus, surgery is scheduled and performed as soon as possible so the athlete can begin rehabilitation. If MVP has a torn meniscus, it will be very difficult — if not impossible — to work a main event match at a pay-per-view. I would also question any medical team that would clear him to compete without doing an MRI on the knee, knowing he could do serious long-term damage.

Eric Young stated in a conference call earlier on Wednesday that he was planning to work MVP at Slammiversary.

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  • Bob’s Diner

    Wow – I’m with you Richard. By all accounts he has been seen on crutches since the injury and if it is believed to be this serious his doctor should not be clearing him to wrestle. To me, this falls on TNA having no regard for the health and safety of their workers; they should have stepped in and made sure he got the right treatment. Instead, they are allowing this to continue so they don’t have to change a main event they’ve advertised (but will most likely have to change on the day of the PPV instead).

  • Mysterion

    Jesus. As someone who’s suffered knee injuries that have stopped me perusing any kinda of sporting profession, and I’m only 25, I can say no one should ever put off or try to work through a knee injury. It’s a dangerous game. Last time i ruptured my Achilles’ tendon was around three years ago, after a broken leg and multiple ligament tears, and it still hurts to this day after all the hell I put my body through.

    • Patrick

      I’m not suprised MVP is holding off getting a MRI and that of any surgery if need be. Wrestlers have the mentality..they can work through pain and injury…and don’t want to take time off….even if they need to..

  • Vic Jose

    What a doofus