It looks like Jeff Hardy’s going to be spending a lot of time standing to the side of his television at home, watching Smackdown over his shoulder.
Tuesday’s edition of Smackdown made the rumors of Hardy’s injury official, as the Hardy Boyz officially relinquished the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. The injury was blamed on Lars Sullivan, but the truth of the matter, at least according to Jeff, is that he “needed a new knee.”
Here’s Hardy discussing the realities of the injury and how much time he’ll miss to Kayla Braxton.
“You know, we had the greatest match with The Usos, we won the Smackdown Tag Team Titles, and then Lars attacked. My knee has been weak for a while, but he just put the finishing point on it, man. It was a massacre and this is my worst nightmare now because I’m going to be out for six to nine months. Surgery in a couple of days, I’m going to have my whole right knee repaired, everything in there that’s bad, so for six to nine months it’s going to be rough. Hopefully the first four months go extremely well. My first injury in pro wrestling was when I tore my rotator cuff over a year ago. I made it six months when Matt and I first came back and that happened. So then I made it a year with the face paint and all that and now this happened. So, it’s a bummer, but at the same time I needed a new knee. There was a lot of wear and tear on it, so I’m pretty confident I’m going to come back better than I was, or have been for the last four years. I will be back and I will be back better than ever.”
No word yet on what will happen to the Smackdown Tag Team Championship or what Matt Hardy will be doing for the next 6-9 months without his tag team partner, but I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming weeks. We wish Jeff the best and hope he returns sooner rather than later, if only to jump onto Lars Sullivan from someplace uncomfortably high.