Ronda Rousey Says She 'Nearly' Lost Her Finger Filming '9-1-1' Scene

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2019

American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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WWE Superstar and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey confirmed she suffered a significant injury to her finger during filming for a television show last week.

Rousey addressed the incident Tuesday on Instagram and said she "nearly" lost her finger: 

"So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox. 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."

In April, Rousey suffered a broken right hand during her main event match against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania. Rousey underwent surgery and has not appeared on WWE programming since then.

Rousey has offered no indication she plans to return to WWE, but the company did note in January that she is under contract through April 2021.

In one of her first WWE matches, Rousey won the Raw Women's Championship at SummerSlam 2018, and she held it until WrestleMania where she dropped it to Lynch.

Prior to joining WWE, Rousey was an accomplished UFC fighter who owned a professional record of 12-2 with nine wins by way of submission and three knockouts.

Since leaving UFC, she has built a strong acting resume that includes roles in movies such as The Expendables 3Furious 7Entourage and Mile 22.

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