Former NXT cruiserweight champion Lio Rush recently spoke with Fightful to provide an update on his recovery from injury, stating that he’s been feeling better but is nowhere ready to return to the ring. The Man of the Hour adds that he has been putting his focus into his music, something that has benefitted him mentally. Highlights are below.
Says he’s feeling good but is nowhere near ready to return to the ring:
“I feel good. I mean I’m moving around pretty good. I’m nowhere near being in-ring ready. I haven’t even lifted a weight yet, which is definitely a different process than my first injury with my right shoulder. I separated my [AC] joint. That was a much different rehabilitation process than my left shoulder with having surgery. So it’s interesting to see the differences and it was quite strange that they happened back to back. I think that kind of messed me up a little bit at the very beginning. Just because it was such a familiar feeling. I felt like I was sent back in time and I was going through the same thing, but I’m glad I went through it because when it happened I was angry and I was a little overall shocked that I was going through it.”
Says he is in a really good headspace and putting focus into his music:
”But then I quickly snapped myself out of it and told myself, ‘Okay, Lio, you’ve gone through this before. You’ve recovered. You’ve done this before. It’s just time to do it again.’ So that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m in a good mental head space with everything and probably a lot to do with that is my music and being so busy with that and having something to focus on creatively. I’m just taking my time with my rehab, healing as best as I can as quickly as I can, but at the same time being in no rush to come back. Although I do miss being in the ring. But yeah, I’m feeling good.”