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Natalya expects to return from ankle surgery in 'under a month'


Natalya provided an update regarding her recent injury.

On the Table Talk podcast, Natalya talked about her ankle injury, saying she hoped to return to in-ring action in the next month.

“I am two days away from running on the treadmill, so I’m very excited about that. I had screws and stuff drilled into my bone,” she said. “There were no broken bones, but it needed surgery. For some weird reason, I didn’t feel any pain. And I think it was because we were with fans....hopefully soon. For me, just to be totally transparent, the surgery was Friday. I was walking with no crustches three days later."

"I probably have another week before I get my stitches out," she added. "I’ve gotta let my bone heal a little bit. But probably in the next little bit, probably under a month, we’ll see, obviously I still have to get a doctor’s clearance.”

Natalya injured her knee in a match that took place on the July 26 episode of Raw. She teamed with Tamina to take on Eva Marie and Doudrop. During the course of the match, Doudrop rolled over Natalya’s leg, causing the injury that required surgery.