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WWE News: Jim Ross shares photo of his gruesome injury

3.26K   //    14 Apr 2018, 21:41 IST

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What's the story?

WWE Hall of Famer and legendary announcer Jim Ross recently revealed that he has been suffering from a back injury since September last year. He shared the news along with a gruesome photo of the injury on Twitter.

In case you didn’t know…

Jim Ross now makes sporadic appearances for the WWE, usually alongside his long-time broadcast colleague and friend Jerry "The King" Lawler.

Last year, JR provided commentary for the match between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33. He also appeared at the Mae Young Classic tournament last year to call the matches alongside Lita. Earlier this year, JR and King reunited to provide commentary at the Manhattan Centre for the Raw 25-anniversary show.

Most recently, the legendary broadcast duo provided commentary for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34.

The heart of the matter

Good Ol' JR revealed on Twitter that he had sustained the back injury back in September 2017, but only now got round to getting an MRI done. He went on to state that the injury has been diagnosed as a fractured vertebra. Here is the said tweet:

As a reply to a fan asking how he sustained the gruesome injury, Ross revealed that it was while he was on the sidelines during a college football game between Oklahoma Sooners and Tulane Green Wave. He added that he was just 'in the wrong place at the wrong time'.

What's next?

It was revealed last year that Ross had signed a two-year deal with WWE, but it is not clear how many appearances the deal entails from the legendary announcer.


Author's take

A fractured vertebra is no laughing matter, and is indeed something serious. It's a wonder that JR has been able to work through the pain all these months.

We wish Jim Ross a speedy recovery and the best of health from all of us here at Sportskeeda.

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