LeRae spoke with Mike Johnson of PWInsider, providing an update on her injury, revealing she did not suffer a broken arm, despite many believing she did.
I feel great. All things considered, I think whatever little tiny bits of me that are still a bit sore, I’ll take it, because my arm – no break – it was a Christmas miracle.
I know. It was hard to believe, I was like this is definitely broken, we went to the ER, got x-rays…even our medical team looked at it and I want to say within 24 hours I was able to pretty much use my arm and my fingers all again – obviously tender, but… (laughs)
She provided some insight during the exact moment she injured during the Wargames match, revealing she had began to feel pain in her ribs, and couldn’t use her arm.
Right after the impact, my ribs immediately hurt, and I’m a pretty stubborn person so I usually try to wait a second and go “Oh, I’m probably fine,” and I told the referee that was in there with me, “I think the doctors need to check on me just in case,” because I’ve never had a rib injury so that freaked me out, and I went to check my ribs myself to see how everything was, and I just completely couldn’t use my arm, and I was like “Oh no.” They were trying to get me to leave the cage, and I was like, “I can’t leave the cage because we lose if I leave the cage, so just give me a second”, and so by the time the match had ended, my ribs had started to feel better, and I could breathe normally and everything was fine, but there are so many things I can’t do with my arm right now. And like you said, you take things for granted, because my poor dad…like I always tell Johnny’s mom, “If anything’s wrong, you’ll hear from us, if something isn’t wrong is when you won’t, if everything’s good, you’re just not going to hear from us, so don’t worry,” and I’m like trying to text her with one hand, I’m going “This is so frustrating,” I need to tell people that I’m OK but it’s taking forever just to type one little letter, it’s crazy.
Candice LeRae spoke on how WWE medical staff was convinced she had a broken arm, but ended up being a cartilage issue.
It was a deep tissue…all the cartilage and stuff just got mushed, and I mean, for days after I went up to people like, “It’s not broken” and medical staff were like that’s so crazy because everybody was convinced that it was broken.
I’m trying not to cry when they’re telling me it’s broken because I’m like, “I want kids, I don’t have time to take any time off right now, we gotta keep this show going,” and there was still a part of me going, “Maybe it’s not broken,” because my body has endured a lot of things in my almost 18 years of doing this, maybe it’s not broken, but it wasn’t (laughs).
Special thanks to PWInsider for the transcription.