Liv Morgan confirms she underwent surgery for shoulder injury; had labral, rotator cuff & bicep tears

Originally published at Liv Morgan confirms she underwent surgery for shoulder injury; had labral, rotator cuff & bicep tears

Morgan gives a walk through of her recovery from injury. 

The #30 entrant into the 2024 women’s Royal Rumble match was the returning Liv Morgan. The bout came down to herself and Bayley before Bayley eliminated her. 

Up until that point, Morgan had been on the sidelines since the summer of 2023 as she was dealing with a shoulder injury. She expanded on that during a sit-down interview with Chris Van Vliet. She confirmed that she underwent surgery. 

She learned that she had labral, bicep and rotator cuff tears and if she did not undergo surgery, she would not have known about those tears. She is now pain-free but before the surgery, Morgan could not process how much pain she was in. 

It was great (returning at 2024 Royal Rumble). I mean, I had a very pretty serious injury that we kind of even haven’t really disclosed the details of… So basically, I dislocated my shoulder. Yeah (in a match), with Ripley. With Rhea Ripley, I dislocated my shoulder and I went and got an MRI. The MRI showed a labral tear. I don’t know if you guys know anything about MRIs, but they’re only 60 percent accurate. I did not know that, and so, pretty much they’re like, ‘Hey, we recommend getting surgery because of the dislocation. So, you’re gonna dislocate it again. Whether it’s in five years, whether it’s WrestleMania next year, you’re gonna have another dislocation’ and so I sat around with it because I really didn’t wanna miss time obviously but I also didn’t want to have this injury again so I opted for the surgery but luckily I did because like I said, MRIs are only 60 percent accurate so when my surgeon opened up my little shoulder, he was like, ‘Well, bicep tear, rotator cuff tear, labral tear’ and so I have all these extra tears and rips in my shoulder that we wouldn’t have known about had I not gotten the surgery so if I chose to just rehab, I wouldn’t have healed properly and we wouldn’t have known why and so I got the surgery. I’ve honestly forgot I’ve had the surgery. I feel normal, I feel great in the ring. I only remember when I see my suture marks. So it was pretty crazy.

It hurt so bad that it didn’t even hurt, if that makes sense. The pain was so overwhelming that I couldn’t even really process it. 

Pain-free (now), full rotation, full mobility. Work on getting my full strength back. My right is a lot stronger than my left right now but, I’m feeling great. It moves great. Yeah, so I’m happy. I got very, very, very lucky because shoulders are a little bit iffy. I’ve asked a lot of people and some people, with shoulder surgery, they said like, it kind of feels worse than it did before and I’m very, very, very lucky that mine feels 100 percent normal.

Coming up for Liv is an opportunity to become WWE Women’s World Champion. She’ll be challenging Becky Lynch for the title at the King and Queen of the Ring Premium Live Event in Saudi Arabia. 

If the quote(s) in this article is used, please credit Insight with Chris Van Vliet with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

The best line in the interview when she said her oven was on fire:

“I knew how to use a fire extinguisher thanks to Extreme Rules”.