Cody Rhodes said on Twitter that the results of his MRI on his knee came back and he has a torn meniscus, which will require surgery.
However, he said he will not miss any dates yet and will still wrestle at ROH Final Battle on December 14, and at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4, 2019.
According to Dave Meltzer, his plan is to undergo surgery after those shows, some time in January. No word on how much time he might miss, but depending on the severity of the injury, it could be anywhere from just four weeks to six months. That he still plans to wrestle through it could be a sign that his recovery will be on the low end of that spectrum.
GOOD news is my doctor is fairly confident that my mcl/pcl/acl are structurally sound.
BAD news is the meniscus is fairly damaged, gonna’ require a scope. No dates will be adjusted at the moment, and I’ll definitely still compete in the final battle main event & at WK. pic.twitter.com/PtyK1wpoiz
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 12, 2018
The injury happened at a Ring of Honor show on November 9. Cody said that he heard a “loud pop” in his knee while doing crowd work.
Going from one side of the crowd to the other last night, teasing a t-shirt toss of all things…heard a loud POP in my knee. Terryfing.
Hoping it was just a lil’ meniscus and Sunday I can still deliver. 🤞
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 10, 2018