This sucks, Matt Capotelli recently told WWE.com. It s like I went from my highest peak to my lowest valley in one night. I was getting ready to have a huge impact with WWE, and now this happens.
Capotelli, who most insiders believed was on the verge of making a big impact with WWE, was on the wrong end of suplex when his ankle gave out on the landing.
It was just a freak thing, Capotelli told WWE.com. It was a combination of where I landed and how the ring gave in. I knew right away, my fibula just snapped.
Capotelli said doctors have told him it will be close to eight weeks before he can return to the ring.
Still, Capotelli, a winner of Tough Enough III, only expects this injury to slow him down, not stop him.
Something like this makes you look deep within yourself, Capotelli said. I m not going to dwell on the negative. I m going to let this adversity fuel my heart and my drive. I have eight weeks to be better than I was before. Nobody is gong to pass me by, and when I come back I m going to jump in right where I left off. This is jump a bump in the road.