Rick Boogs had successful surgery on his quad. According to the report, the operation was performed in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this week. Boogs will likely return home this weekend in order to start his rehabilitation.
Boogs are expected to be out of action for six to twelve months. However, there is no timetable. Boogs was injured in the opening matchup at WrestleMania 38, which took place this weekend in Dallas Texas. Shinsuke Nakamura, his partner, challenged The Usos to the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships.
Although it was a back-and-forth contest, Boogs tried to lift the Usos on his shoulders until his leg gave way. The Usos would win and retain their titles by pinning Nakamura after hitting the mat and tagging Nakamura. Boogs had to be helped backstage after the match as he couldn’t walk on his own.
Although Rick Boogs is yet to comment on early reports about his surgery, he did post to Instagram earlier this week in good spirits to address the injury. Here is what he had to say:
From the highest of highs to lowest of lows. Having my beautiful wife with me to experience my first Wrestlemania. Getting the incredible opportunity to open the show! Being able to demonstrate brute strength in front of millions of viewers! Unfortunately, the doctor told me my quad was too strong for the tendon and it was flexing so hard, it ripped the tendon totally off the bone. I’m still incredibly grateful for the experience and for all the love and support. History proves I will come back bigger, better, and stronger. IT’S A MINDSET.