Yesterday, Noam Dar underwent successful surgery to his left knee in Orlando yesterday for a knee injury sustained during his Fatal Four-Way Match on the Nov. 27 edition of “Monday Night Raw”. He continued to work with bad knee and but it gave out on him again this past weekend, prompting him to get it looked at. An MRI taken on Monday evening before “Raw” revealed the tear. “I learned that I had a tear of the meniscus — a bucket handle tear — which is a pretty common tear for athletes,” Dar told WWE.com after his surgery.
Even though this type of injury is fairly routine among athletes, his road to recovery will be long.
“We don’t have any confirmed time frame just yet because I obviously need to see the post-op, but it’s more than likely going to be around the five-month mark,” says Dar. “That would be with me working extensively at the Performance Center, so that will make a huge difference. Staying on top of everything so we can hopefully take that time down a little bit.”
In the meantime, Dar has found some support from, of all places, members of The Zo Train.
“I talked to [Ariya] Daivari, Tony [Nese] and Drew ‘Gaba-Gulak’. Enzo [Amore], I haven’t spoken to yet,” Dar said. “Gulak invited me to ’Star Wars [The Last Jedi],’ but I’m pretty immobile at the moment. Daivari is obviously upset that he’s lost his rooming buddy, so that would be stressful for anyone. So, he’s going to have a long five months of not having my hilarious companionship.”
Botch Take: That’s a bummer. He was doing so well. Five months is a very long time for recovery but better he should be fully recovered than tear it again and possibly invite permanent damage. We wish him well and hope for a swift and complete recovery.