Ken Kennedy Comments on Possible 4-6 Month Lay-Off

by Chris Gorst on 10th August 2008

Ken Kennedy has posted the following on his website concerning his injury which took place this past weekend at a Smackdown brand house show:

“At our recent house show in Georgia, I did indeed dislocate my right shoulder after taking Shelton (Benjamin’s) finisher,” he wrote. “I basically landed with my arm stretched across my body. My body weight, his body weight, and the force that he applied in delivering the maneuver caused my shoulder to pop right out of the socket.

“I’m going to tell you right now, it was honestly the most painful thing that I have ever endured in my life up to this point. (Aside from watching a Great Khali promo.) I was able to get some relief in the locker room after being held down by two people while a doctor pulled, twisted, and popped it back into place. The pain immediately went from a 10 to 1, and I was so relieved that I actually started laughing.”

Kennedy also explained how long he’ll be out of action. “I have a torn labrum, which basically is a muscle in the shoulder joint that holds everything in place,” Kennedy continued. “I also have some damage in the rotator cuff muscles, but it’s from the accumulative effects of being in the ring for ten years. I’m going to spend the next two weeks in Pensacola doing two-a-day rehab sessions…

“After two weeks, Doc (James) Andrews will assess my progress and determine if I have to have surgery or not. If not, I’ll have an additional 2 to 4 weeks before I can return to the ring. If surgery is required, I’ll be out for 4-6 months.” Click to read the full post

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