The former Heath Slater is set to undergo surgery for injuries that he suffered in October.
Heath (real name Heath Miller) was supposed to win the Call Your Shot gauntlet match at Impact Wrestling's Bound for Glory pay-per-view in October, but he was taken to the hospital due to suffering a hernia during the match. The gauntlet match had a stipulation where Heath or Rhyno had to win or they'd both be out of Impact Wrestling. With Heath getting injured, Rhyno instead won the match.
Heath posted a video this Thursday detailing his injuries and announcing that he'll finally be undergoing surgery on Monday, March 1:
Alright, so I’ve been getting a lot of messages, texts and tweets and everything in between about, ‘Hey, where you at? What are you doing? What’s happening? Are you hurt? Have you had your surgeries? What’s going on with you?’ So, after three different doctors, three different ways to go with this, I finally found a doctor that can do everything at once. Yes, it has taken three months to find this doctor and yes, it has been an up and down rollercoaster ride of crap and… so, finally found the doctor that can do all my surgeries. I have a sports hernia on the left side of my pubic bone, another hernia on the right side that I don’t even know the name of it. My abductor muscle is actually ripped off the bone, has to get re-sutured and I have a rip in my abdomen wall on both sides. So, little bit of a mess. So my spirits are still high. I’m gonna be out for a little while. My surgery is, thank God, March 1. So, after March 1, it’s gonna be the road to recovery. So, yeah, keep me in your prayers everybody.
After being released by WWE during last April's roster cuts, Heath made his Impact Wrestling debut at Slammiversary in July.