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Indie News: Former GFW star out until 2018

James Tiller
18 Sep 2017, 13:01 IST

Troublesome knee issues have finally hobbled "The Lone Wolf"

What’s the story?

Former GFW/ROH/just about everywhere else wrestler Davey Richards today announced he had been forced to cancel all his bookings for the rest of 2017.

In case you didn’t know…

Richards is one of the leading independent wrestlers in the world, having worked for PWG, NJPW and CZW as well as the aforementioned GFW and ROH.

He was ROH World Champion between June 2011 and May 2012, winning the belt from his longtime partner Eddie Edwards before dropping it to Kevin Steen (now WWE's Kevin Owens).

The heart of the matter

Richards has faced issues with his right knee for over a decade, having torn his ACL the night before his first match in ROH. These issues have caused Richards to cancel appearances several times.

Richards stated in a series of tweets that he had tried numerous treatments in order to be able to make scheduled bookings but was now at a point where this could no longer continue.


What’s next?

Unfortunately, surgery and extensive rehab are all that's on the menu for Richards until the new year. Hopefully, he will be back in action sooner rather than later.

Author’s take

Knee injuries are sadly part and parcel of life as a pro wrestler, but that doesn't make them any less devastating, or the potential consequences for later life any more severe.

Sportskeeda wishes Davey all the best with his surgery, we hope his rehab is short and successful and that he returns to the ring as sharp and as intense as ever.

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