Jinder Mahal Explains His Absence From WWE In 2020
Mahal finally returned to WWE television last month
Jinder Mahal has opened up on the injury setback he sustained last year that kept him out of action for almost all of 2020.
Mahal underwent surgery to repair a ruptured patella tendon in July 2019, making a return to in-ring action on Raw in April 2020. Amid rumours that Mahal could feud with the then-new WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, the Modern Day Maharaja suffered a knee injury that kept him out until January of this year.
Speaking to chiropractic physician Dr. Beau Hightower in a YouTube video, Mahal revealed that his second injury was discovered by a WWE doctor while they dealt with a swollen knee problem.
Mahal said: "So I showed the WWE doctor it’s swollen. He’s like, ‘Oh, we’ll drain it.’ I’ve got my knees drained before, so he drains it. He’s like, ‘Alright, stand up, should be good.’
"I went to stand up and my knee locked. I was like, ‘Oh no.’ When all the swelling was there, I didn’t notice it but I had a torn piece of articular cartilage, so then I had to have surgery again.
"For that surgery, a microfracture of the femur, so then that was a really long recovery again. And here we are. So that was another nine, 10 months."
Mahal returned to WWE television a couple of weeks ago, defeating Jeff Hardy on both WWE Main Event and WWE Raw.
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