WWE.com revealed on Saturday that former NWA heavyweight champion and wrestling legend Harley Race was hospitalized and forced to undergo emergency surgery earlier this week after he suffered two broken legs in a fall at his home in Missouri.
From the WWE’s statement:
Race sustained a fracture to his right femur and suffered breaks in his left fibula and tibia, as well as a spiral break of his left ankle. The WWE Hall of Famer required emergency surgery to relieve the swelling in both legs late Tuesday night. He subsequently received four blood transfusions and underwent surgery on Friday to reset the fractures.
Race, 74, was one of the top stars in professional wrestling in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. He was known for his many feuds across the wrestling territories, where he took on other legends like Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and Terry Funk.
Race won the NWA Heavyweight Championship seven times in his career. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.
We wish Race the best in his recovery.