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Injuries in the wrestling business are always going to be around due to the nature of the sport.

With that in mind, five-time WWE Women’s Champion and two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss confirmed on T95 The Rock Station that she underwent surgery recently during her time away from the squared circle.

“I had surgery,” Bliss revealed. “I had to get my nose all handled because, after six broken noses, it finally collapsed.”

“Little Miss Bliss” took time off after her match against Charlotte Flair at Extreme Rules 2021 for the Raw Women’s Championship. During that time off, Bliss underwent surgery on her nose, as she mentioned, and got married to Ryan Cabrera.

Leading up to her return to WWE TV in February for the Elimination Chamber, vignettes aired where she would be in therapy sessions trying to sort out the trauma she endured under “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. Bliss then took part in an Elimination Chamber match which saw herself and five other women compete for a match for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 38 against Becky Lynch. Bliss ended up being the last woman eliminated in the match, with Bianca Belair pinning her for the victory. Belair would go on to beat Lynch at WrestleMania 38 for the title.

Bliss was then off TV for almost three months and was reportedly frustrated with her position. “Five Feet of Fury” made her WWE return on the May 9 edition of “Monday Night Raw” when she defeated Sonya Deville in under a minute. Bliss would go on to pick up singles wins the following three weeks against Deville (again), former tag team partner Nikki A.S.H., and Doudrop.

Bliss competed in a fatal four-way on last week’s “Monday Night Raw” in an attempt to become the number one contender for the Raw Women’s Championship. Alas, she would end up falling short as Rhea Ripley defeated her, Doudrop, and Liv Morgan. On the most recent edition of “Monday Night Raw,” Bliss teamed with Morgan to defeat Doudrop and A.S.H. meaning that Bliss and Morgan have secured their spots in the Women’s Money in the Bank match.

Cody Rhodes will undergo surgery on his torn pectoral muscle on Thursday, having wrestled through the injury at WWE Hell In A Cell 2022 last night.

This latest update on Rhodes’ status comes from Fightful Select. Following on from his defeat of Seth Rollins at HIAC, the 36-year-old was scheduled for tonight’s episode of Raw in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the time of writing.

News that Cody was carrying an injury heading into WWE’s latest premium live event broke prior to Hell In A Cell. Cody worked regardless, reportedly insisting on doing the match with Rollins, with the duo structuring the majority of the bout around it.

Rhodes’ reveal of the gigantic bruise covering his torso’s right-hand side drew gasps from the HIAC live crowd. For as well-received as the work was, Rhodes and WWE have both come in for criticism regarding the bout being allowed to go ahead, despite Cody’s determination to do it.

Cody cut an impassioned promo after Hell In A Cell had gone off the air, stating that he would probably talk about his injury on tonight’s Raw. This will likely be the case now.

It’s unclear when Max Pacioretty will return to the Vegas Golden Knights‘ lineup after the forward underwent wrist surgery Thursday.

It’s Pacioretty’s second significant injury this season. The skilled forward missed just under six weeks from mid-October to late November with a lower-body ailment.

The 33-year-old has performed sensationally when healthy in 2021-22, racking up 12 goals and nine assists over 16 games.

Pacioretty produced only two points – both assists – over his last five contests. However, he was on a tear before that, scoring in seven straight games while amassing 10 markers and four helpers over that span.

The veteran is in his fourth season with the Golden Knights, who acquired him in a 2018 trade with the Montreal Canadiens. Pacioretty led Vegas in scoring during the 2019-20 campaign when he tallied 32 goals and 66 points in 71 games. He missed seven tilts last season but registered 24 goals and 27 assists across 48 games.

Buffalo Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery, the team announced Friday.

Details of the surgery and timetable for recovery are unknown, but Mittelstadt had been dealing with an upper-body injury, according to The Athletic’s John Vogl.

Mittelstadt has missed 21 games this season after suffering an injury in the Sabres’ season opener. He returned to the lineup last week but sustained another injury against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Head coach Don Granato said postgame there was concern that it was a “re-injury” and could potentially keep Mittelstadt out long term, according to’s Kurt Haumesser.

The 23-year-old has one goal in four contests this season.

Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip and miss the remainder of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Fitzpatrick sustained the injury in Week 1 and has been sidelined ever since, pushing Taylor Heinicke into the starting lineup.

Heinicke has played inconsistently in his first action as an NFL starter, but he’s led the NFC East club to four straight wins to improve their record to 6-6 and put them back into the playoff hunt.

The 39-year-old Fitzpatrick signed a one-year deal with Washington this past offseason after engineering a late-career renaissance over a pair of two-year stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.

Fitzpatrick said in March that he’d consider retiring if he couldn’t earn a starting role or at least a chance to compete for a No. 1 job.

Brooklyn Nets wing Joe Harris is set to undergo surgery on his ankle Monday, head coach Steve Nash told reporters, according to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk.

Harris is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks after the surgery, his agent told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The procedure is expected to address “a little bone particle” in Harris’ left ankle, head coach Steve Nash said.

The 30-year-old missed Brooklyn’s last six games after spraining his ankle during a Nov. 14 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Before missing time with the injury, Harris started all 14 of his appearances for the Nets this season, averaging 11.3 points, four rebounds, and one assist per game. His biggest strength has once again been his 3-point shooting, as his 46.6% (on 6.3 attempts per contest) is the second-best mark in the league among qualified shooters behind only teammate Patty Mills.

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack will have season-ending foot surgery and be placed on injured reserve, the team confirmed Friday.

Mack missed Chicago’s previous two games before its Week 10 bye. Head coach Matt Nagy said Monday he was hopeful the pass-rusher could return for Sunday’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens.

The 30-year-old suffered the foot injury in Week 3 but played through the ailment in four more appearances. He’ll finish this season with six sacks and 19 total tackles.

“With him, it’s been the last several weeks just trying to get right,” Nagy said Friday. “I think we did everything as far as trying to attack it the right way with him, and I know he’s put a lot of time and energy in trying to get back and see where things are at. But this is where we’re at.”

The Bears lost their two games without Mack, dropping their record to 3-6 and likely ending any hopes of making the playoffs.

With Mack done for the year, Chicago will continue to rely heavily on Robert Quinn, who leads the team with 6.5 sacks.

Cassius MarshTrevis Gipson, and Caleb Johnson should see expanded roles in Mack’s absence. The NFC North club also signed linebacker Bruce Irvin on Friday to bolster its pass-rushing unit.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced Friday that running back Chris Carson will undergo season-ending neck surgery, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson.

Carson is opting to have the surgery now so that he can return to the field next season, Carroll said.

The 27-year-old rushed for three touchdowns and 232 yards with a 4.3 yards-per-carry average in four contests this year.

Carson remains on Seattle’s injured reserve after missing four games in the hope of playing later in the campaign. He recently returned to practice but will now turn his focus toward a comeback in 2022.

Seattle will officially hand over the keys to their rushing attack to a stable of tailbacks. Alex Collins leads the team with 345 rushing yards and has managed two touchdowns and 4.1 yards per carry.

Carroll is anticipating a bigger role for Rashaad Penny moving forward.

“We’re anxious to see him get going,” Carroll said, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. “It’s really his time to help us. As we go through the next couple weeks, you’ll see him continue to be a big part of it.”

Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas round out the depth chart.

The Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals in an NFC West clash Sunday.

Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Nikita Kucherov will miss 8-10 weeks after undergoing surgery Tuesday on an unspecified lower-body injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Kucherov hasn’t played since suffering an injury during Tampa Bay’s third game of the season. The Lightning reportedly placed him on long-term injured reserve earlier this month.

Tampa Bay currently owns a 3-3-1 record and sits fourth in the Atlantic Division.

Kucherov missed the entire 2020-21 regular season while recovering from hip surgery. He returned for the playoffs and registered a league-high 32 points over 23 games as the Lightning captured their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

The 28-year-old has recorded one goal and three assists this season.

Chelsea Green has revealed she had a secret boob job during her time with WWE.

The 30-year-old wrestler, who is now working independently and appearing for the likes of Ring of Honor, IMPACT Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance, has revealed she kept the procedure hidden from her colleagues and the company as a whole.

Speaking on her Green With Envy podcast, she said: ‘I got a secret boob job. I never told WWE. I didn’t really tell my co-workers. There are very few people that know that when I was healing from my wrist, I got a secret boob job.

Chelsea got the surgery when she was recovering from a broken arm she suffered during her SmackDown debut in November 2020.

This meant she had an intense period of going through physical therapy at the Performance Center while trying to hide her other recovery from the breast augmentation.

The former Knockouts Champion explained although she felt no pressure from the entertainment industry, her fiancé Matt Cardona or anyone else to undergo the procedure, it’s something she’s always wanted to do – particularly with her love for Playboy.

She initially decided to ask WWE for permission for the operation in April 2020 when she wasn’t on TV, but her request was denied as the company insisted she’d be working on television soon.

‘I think I shocked them. I don’t know that they knew how to answer that. I had just been called up to the main roster,’ she explained. ‘It was kind of a big deal to be called up to the main roster and then ask for time off.

‘I knew the trajectory of the next few months and I was not going to be on TV… Anyway, I got an email back and it said, “No. We are going to use you on TV.” ‘

Another request was denied two months later – when Chelsea was still waiting to get on Raw or SmackDown – and she eventually ‘gave up on the dream’.

However, the broken arm gave her time away from the ring and she admitted it was at the forefront of her mind.

She laughed: ‘One of the first thoughts I had, while I’m in the emergency room. You know what? Fk ’em! I’m getting boobs! So, I have surgery on my broken arm that night… I get out of surgery and my first call was to the plastic surgeon.’

Despite the awkward journey to get there, Chelsea insisted she wouldn’t doing anything differently and she’s delighted with the results.

She added: ‘No regrets. I fucking love them. I went in, I was out in about two hours, and I had big old full Ds. They’re the best thing I ever did.’