He posted an Instagram video early yesterday (Sept. 23) refuting that report, and providing the world with a first-person update:
“There were some reports going around that I had successful knee surgery. Those reports were wrong, erroneous, mistaken - as usual. I’m having knee surgery, today.
“As some of you might know, a couple weeks ago, I took a viscous RKO from Randy Orton on the floor - one I certainly didn’t deserve, I might add. As a result, I suffered a rib injury [wink]. So I figured, while I’m recovering from this rib injury, I might as well get my knee fixed, the one that’s had me hobbled since February when I tore a meniscus, and then two weeks later got a second meniscus tear. And since then, I’ve been hobbling. A lot of people thought, ‘Oh, the cane looks cool, it’s dope, it’s stylish, it’s fashionable.’ But it was very necessary. The injury all along has been real. And I’m excited to finally get it fixed so I can get back in the ring, and I can actually wrestle and not be hobblin’ around. For those of you that have seen me on TV and at live events, it’s obvious I was way less than 100%... I appreciate the well wishes, all the positive energy. We’re going to get through this very simple arthroscopic surgery, and hopefully I’ll be back on Monday Night Raw in the next four to six weeks.”
That was followed up with a post-op post indicating the procedure was a success:
Get well soon, Mr. Porter. There’s no telling what kind of havoc Bobby Lashley is going to wreak in your absence.