Charlotte Flair Breaks Silence On Her Injury And Future

Last month, Charlotte Flair unfortunately suffered an injury to her knee after a scary spot went awry. During a match with Asuka on the December 8th edition of SmackDown, Flair twisted her knee and hit her head after slipping from the top rope. A week later, WWE announced that she would be out of action for the next nine months with it later being reported that Flair had torn her ACL, MCL, and meniscus all at once as well as there being a belief that she had strained her neck.

Now, for the first time since suffering the injury, Flair has taken to social media to address her current status and outlook heading into 2024. Accompanied by a selfish of her lying in a hospital bed, Flair posted a lengthy statement thanking her fans, friends, family for their support during this difficult time.

“Family, Friends & Fans, THANK YOU for all the positive, beautiful messages & flowers I feel supported in every way,” Flair wrote on X. “It has taken me a few days and many MANY tears to wrap my head around everything. I happen to be an expert in overthinking and this is the first time I’ve ever been truly scared. Scared of the unknown but also feeling like I’m losing what I’m most proud of and that’s being an athlete.

“I don’t like showing physical weakness and this has left me feeling exposed. A process I know I will grow from but a very new one to me. This was a huge blow to me mentally and obviously physically going into 2024. 2023 was a rollercoaster and I am trying to stay positive and maybe this was the only way to stop, refocus, rebuild & eventually conquer again.”

Flair went on to also thank to SmackDown lockerroom and expressed her commitment over the next nine months to return as the best version of herself yet. In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter released earlier today, Dave Meltzer reported that those close to Flair believe that she’ll actually return ahead of schedule due to her training work ethic and her family genetics aiding her in returning from injury.