Over the weekend, a video of a backyard wrestler breaking both his legs went viral on social media.
The video shows a man jumping off the middle rope of a ring setup at an outdoor location. The man lands awkwardly, causing both his legs to break.
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While not much was known about the incident, more details have now been revealed by a friend who launched a GoFundMe to assist in medical bills.
The man, whose name is Justin, has since had three surgeries since the incident, and will require an additional surgery this week. The GoFundMe is set at $200,000.
AEW stars Chris Jericho, Joey Janela and Nick Jackson made donations of $2000, $250 and $500 respectively.
If you wish to assist, you can donate at this GoFundMe page.
Justin was invited to participate in a live amateur wrestling event this past weekend hosted by his good friends, when the performance was abruptly stopped. During his entrance, Justin jumped and spun from the second rope of the ring and when his feet hit the base of the structure, his knees bent backwards and both of his legs snapped!
Since his injuries, Justin has had three surgeries with rods and pins put in his left leg with an additional surgery scheduled this week. Physicians are working hard to determine if amputation will be necessary. He’ll ultimately be faced with a long road to recovery starting with a two week minimum hospital stay.
His son, fiance, family and friends are asking for donations in support of his medical expenses as Justin does not have insurance. Yes $200,000 seems incredibly steep, however the hospital stay, numerous surgeries, medical equipment, the countless months of physicaly therapy ahead, and even handicapping his home will far exceed this request.