Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey may have suffered the most gruesome injury of her career.
While shooting for the “9-1-1” TV show in Mexico, Rousey suffered a freak accident that saw a boat door slam on her left hand. Thinking nothing of the injury, Rousey finished the scene and only then saw what had happened.
Her middle finger was broken and the tendon was nearly severed. The WWE star also fractured the tip of her ring finger. She was rushed to the hospital soon after where doctors reattached her bone and tendon with a plate and screws. Amazingly, Rousey returned to work the next day and finished the rest of her scenes.
On Wednesday, “Rowdy” posted an update on what happened while displaying the gruesome (and highly-graphic) nature of her injury before it was fixed:
“So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox,” Rousey wrote on Instagram. “Freak accident, first take of the day a boat door fell on my hand, I thought I just jammed my fingers so I finished the take before looking (I know it sounds crazy, but I’m used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I’m supposed to) after a break in the action I told our director the situation and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital where they promptly reattached my bone and tendon with a plate and screws. I returned to filming the next day and finished my scenes before returning home to recover.
“Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days. There’s so much more than I can write here, stayed tuned via @rondarouseydotcom for the full story. And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didn’t just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox.”