â<80><9c>[Rey had] a fair amount of damage in his knee because of all his previous injuries,â<80> explained Chao. â<80><9c>There was cartilage damage and meniscus damage that we smoothed and cleaned but there were no complications. Itâ<80><99>s quite a feat that he was still wrestling especially as acrobatic as he is.â<80>
According to Mysterioâ<80><99>s surgeon, the former World Championâ<80><99>s demeanor was positive heading into the procedure and even higher in spirits heading out. Chao said the surgery lasted about an hour-and-a-half, which was remarkably shorter than expected.
â<80><9c>At this point, weâ<80><99>re anticipating that Rey will certainly be able to return to [WWE],â<80> Chao stated.
Chaoâ<80><99>s immediate prognosis is that Mysterio will make it back to the ring in four to six months, if not sooner. He also spoke to whether he believed the master of the 619 would ever be the swift high-flyer ever again.
â<80><9c>Itâ<80><99>s not the flying around Iâ<80><99>m worried about, itâ<80><99>s the landing,â<80> Chao laughed. â<80><9c>I think that Rey will do very, very well,â<80> he affirmed.