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Ric Flair suffered torn Achilles during WWE Mexico tour

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The past few weeks haven't been easy if you're a WWE legend.

From Jerry Lawler's scary head-on collision over the weekend to William Regal's painful sounding surgery, the veterans of the business have had a tough time of it.

And we can now add another big name to that list after Ric Flair revealed to fans that he suffered his own nasty injury last week.

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Speaking on the latest edition of his WOOOOO! Nation podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer confirmed that he had torn his Achilles tendon whilst taking part in the organization's tour of Mexico.

Anyone who has been paying attention to the NFL in recent times will understand just how serious an Achilles tear can be - both Steve Smith and Arian Foster are facing a year out with the injury.

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Recovering

The Nature Boy, though, appears to have avoided any long-lasting damage. He went on to explain that, although he initially feared surgery would be necessary, WWE's medical staff actually opted instead to inject him with stem cells.

And, if Flair's reputation as a tough wrestler needed any further boost, he actually insisted that he can already walk normally on the injured foot. A fairly impressive recovery considering the injury only occurred last week.

It is unclear exactly when the Achilles tear actually took place, with Flair playing a prominent role in all three nights of the WWE's Mexico tour in a guest General Manager role.

One possibility is during the opening of the Mexico City show when Flair was interrupted by The Miz whilst introducing the event. As we say, though, Flair himself did not explain the exact moment.

WWE fans: Does Ric Flair still have a role to play in WWE, or should he take a further step back? Have your say in the comments below...

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