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Ronda Rousey Details Recent Injury, Says She’s Not Cleared To Compete

There’s a chance that Ronda Rousey might not be able to get cleared from her current injury in time for WrestleMania 39.

Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey took to her Instagram to confirm her recent fractured elbow injury. Rousey said that she dislocated her arm “thousands” of times over the years, and her elbow finally fractured because of slapping the mat at a WWE live event.

Rousey hyped her comeback and said the doctors are the only thing keeping her opponents safe, adding that “vengeance is coming.”

From Rousey:

How do you train with no ACL or cartilage in your right knee as well as a fractured radius?

Focus on what you CAN do – I have some of the most versatile training routines on earth, I need to do PT, build strength, retain flexibility, and train technique across multiple disciplines – sometimes all in a single session.

After over two and a half decades of combat sports training – the smallest misstep could result in surgery.

Thankfully @mizunousa just sent me their new TS-01 trainers specifically designed for stability (while still ultra light so not to aggravate what remains of my knees *hands raised emoji* woohoo!) check link in bio to get yours

Story time!

2 weeks after my ACL reconstruction (at 16 years old) My mom had me on the floor doing pushups to teach me a lesson: you can sit around and feel sorry for yourself, or get off your mopey ass and train with a vengeance.

It’s thanks to that ACL injury I spent an entire year focusing solely on newaza (ground techniques in judo) and became the best in the world in armbars and transitions (anyone who doubts me is welcome to try me *devil face emoji*)

Well, after thousands of dislocations (I thought not tapping out to armbars and tearing ligaments was cool in my teens) my elbow finally fractured simply by slapping the mat in Rockford, Illinois- right before Wrestlemania.

The only thing saving these chicks now are the doctors not letting me compete. Well ladies, they can’t keep me away forever, I’m not moping, vengeance is coming.

Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler were reportedly scheduled to take part in the women’s four-way tag team showcase match at WrestleMania 39. It’s unknown at this time if Rousey will be cleared in time to compete at the event next weekend.

Rousey has not wrestled since she competed in a tag team match with Shayna Baszler on February 26 in Rockford, Illinois. The pair picked up a win over Natalya and Tegan Nox on the show. The Rockford event was only Rousey’s third match in 2023.

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