“Big Sexy” Kevin Nash isn’t looking too sexy after his recent knee surgery, but hopes to be back on his feet very soon.
Nash had knee replacement surgery on Thursday to replace his right knee. According to Nash, that knee had been bothering him for decades, even going back to his college basketball days.
The surgery went off without a hitch, but even the aftermath of a completely successful knee surgery can look pretty gruesome. And at 6 foot 10 inches, Nash’s knees are bigger than most and needed quite a few extra stitches.
Nash shared the results of the surgery on his Instagram, but be warned, the below image isn’t for the faint of heart.
"Not to [sic] pretty, but its straight,” Nash admitted in his post. “Let it heal and start training. Amazing process. Sore as fu*k but finally fixed after 33 years."
It may look like the doctors turned his knee into a bloody, mangled baseball, but once the swelling goes down and the 24 staples are removed, Nash should be good to go. Probably even better, as working with a bum knee for over three decades can’t be good for his performance.
A few weeks ago, Nash posted a video to his Instagram saying his knee had actually been bothering him to the point of calling himself “crippled” for the past 20 years. Although given his wrestling performance and the fact he’s still pumping iron in the video, Nash’s definition of “crippled” might be different from everyone else’s.
Crippled or not, Nash has had knee problems for quite a while. A promising basketball career was cut short after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in 1981 - which is a super important ligament, it turns out. Afterward, he joined the military and then worked at Ford as an assembly worker before trying his hand at professional wrestling.
Nash found huge success in wrestling, first starting in WCW in the early 90s before going to the WWE (then called the WWF) in 1993. He’d return to WCW for much of the Monday Night Wars before once again signing with WWE along with fellow nWo members Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall.
Apparently Nash had been hiding how much his knee had been bothering him all this time, but thanks to modern medicine he’ll be back in action in no time. Well, maybe after a few weeks rest first.