Rachael Evers (Rachael Ellering) has confirmed that the injury she suffered last weekend is a torn ACL.
Evers was facing Lacey Lane at last Saturday’s NXT house show in Fort Pierce, Florida when she suffered the injury. The match ended in a no contest due to Evers getting hurt.
Evers posted a statement about her injury today and wrote that she’ll be having surgery on Tuesday:
Professional wrestling is the love of my life. My heart is at home when I’m in that ring sharing moments with you all.
On Saturday night, my heart broke a little bit. At our NXT show in Florida, I tore my ACL. Those three letters have caused me to feel so much pain, disappointment and fear.
I never thought that I would have to face this challenge and be ripped away from what makes my heart thrive — what I’m born to do.
But here I am.
That same passion that fueled me in the ring, will now push me to return to it. The unsettling, sorrowful, aching feelings will pass. I have incredible people in my corner; people who love me and believe in me and that means so much.
I have surgery on Tuesday and Wednesday I begin my journey back to my home — the ring.
As a wise woman once said, “I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior.” So now its time to prove it.
Evers signing with WWE was officially announced this February. She had taken part in the 2017 and 2018 Mae Young Classics and made appearances on NXT television prior to being signed.