Lilian Garcia, who underwent surgery on April 10 to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee, estimates that it'll be five weeks before she's able to resume her ring announcing duties for WWE.

The longtime ring announcer of Monday Night Raw sustained the injury last November while on tour with WWE overseas.

"It was one of those crazy things where I was just packing, I got up and I felt the knee [go]," Garcia told WWE.com in an article published on Friday. "I felt it right away, I told [WWE officials] about it and [they] said, 'Let's keep an eye on it.'"

Rather than risk further injury, Garcia skipped WWE's current tour of Europe and underwent surgery at the advice of WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann.

"Surgery went great," Garcia said. "I am actually kind of ahead of schedule, which is great."

Garcia has been keeping fans up to date on her recovery through Twitter, which includes two to three sessions per week with a physical therapist, as well as additional exercises at home. She released her latest update on Thursday.


SmackDown ring announcer Eden has been filling in for Garcia on Raw, with NXT's JoJo taking over the announcing duties on the Syfy show.

"I'm very proud of Eden and JoJo, and I think they're doing a great job," Garcia said of her fellow Diva ring announcers. "As we say, #GirlPower!"

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