Former WWE Superstar Chelsea Green Explains Her Ongoing Wrist Injury Setbacks
Green has broken her wrist twice & still hasn't recovered
Chelsea Green has opened up on the details around her ongoing wrist problems, saying her issues stem from a bone allergy to metal implants.
Green unfortunately broke her wrist twice live on WWE television. The first time occurred in WWE NXT, during her first TV match in early 2019, before Green again broke the bone on her Friday Night SmackDown debut in late 2020.
Having been released by WWE earlier this year, Green has since competed for IMPACT Wrestling at Slammiversary 2021 but has not been permitted to compete in Ring Of Honor, due to the regulations around her injury and wellbeing.
Green says the problem is that her bones had an allergic reaction to the implant used during her first surgery in 2019, something she is still trying to recover from.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions Podcast, Green was asked if her wrist injury on SmackDown was a blessing in disguise. She answered: "It's so hard to say because, if I hadn't broken my wrist, would I be fired? Maybe not.
"At the end of the day, literally nothing happened. I jumped off the apron, rolled back like I normally would have done, and my wrist snapped...my forearm snapped. The issue was not the move or what happened or that my bones are brittle like so many people have told me. 'I need to take calcium,' thanks, like I don't know that. The issue is, I already had an implant from when I broke it live at NXT and what we didn't know is that I'm allergic to metal implants on my bones.
"We did not know that until we went back in for surgery, put a larger implant in, and my bones reacted and I had swelling. Right after I was released, I had a lot of pain in my arm and I had been fully cleared and ready to go months prior to being released. My arm just kept getting worse to the point where I couldn't lift five pounds at the gym.
"I went back to my surgeon and she was like, 'Your bone is rejecting the plate and trying to swell away from the plate.' I had emergency surgery the next day. Then, of course, my bone was healing from that when it re-broke during my 90-days."
When asked when she will be fully cleared, Green added: "I wish I could give you a date, but the problem is, I got my cast off and I got a removable cast. They want that removable cast to stay on for six months because of the damage done with previous surgeries and implants on it.
"At this point, there is no clear date and my doctor is like, 'I already know you're not going to listen to me, so go ahead and not listen to me, but know the repercussions of what's happening.'"