Sting on His WWE Night of Champions Injury, When It Happened, Wrestling Another Match, More
– Sting recently spoke with WWE’s website to talk about the injury he suffered at Night of Champions. Sting noted that aside from a stiff neck, he’s a little banged up but feels good. He called it “pretty standard” after a match like that. He also said it’s a “wait and see” type of situation in regards to another match but in the right scenario, he would return. Below are highlights from the Q&A:
WWE.COM: Can you set everyone straight on the extent of your injury, as you await further evaluation?
STING: I was out in the hospital — out like a light. They had a neck brace on me, and they were pumping me with [medication] to get me out of pain. I had to do a CT scan and an MRI. They ended up talking to my wife, and I have some details from my wife, but I still have [further evaluation ahead]. They mentioned cervical spinal stenosis, but that’s only part of what I heard. I don’t know if there’s anything else. The doctor did tell my wife, “He’s going to have to get this dealt with. He’s lucky he walked out of there.”
WWE.COM: At this point, what’s your prognosis, both short-term and long-term?
STING: Bottom line, I had tingling, numbness down both arms, all the way to my fingertips. And then, later in the match, I just fell wrong, whatever it was, and this time [the tingling and numbness] went down both arms and into my legs, and I couldn’t feel my legs too well. They just felt like rubber. I don’t know how to describe it. I had to go down on all fours there for a minute, get my composure. I was a little … I was worried. Long term, well, I’m just going to take care of the short term first and see how the long term might play out.
WWE.COM: Were you aware of exactly when your injury occurred during the match?
STING: Oh, yeah, definitely. Both times into the turnbuckle. First time was like a whiplash. [pause] It’s my fault, bottom line. I know better. The second time, I went up into the air and back toward the turnbuckle like that, I thought, “Well, that’s not going to happen again,” and it did. The second time was worse.
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