Former pro wrestler, and current WWE talent scout, Jerry Briscoe had surgery on his right hand recently to repair tendon issues that were restricting its mobility. As you can see in the graphic photo above, Briscoe’s hand is healing.
While we’re very happy for Briscoe, if that’s what the “after” pic looks like, we don’t want to see a “before” pic. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Briscoe is a huge sports fan and a very engaging follow on Twitter, where he tweets about the Tampa Bay Rays and college football — and wrestling, too.
Old heads will remember Jerry forming an unstoppable tag team with his late brother Jack through the 1970s and into the ’80s. Jerry Briscoe later became one of Vince McMahon’s “stooges” as part of the WWE storyline. He was a legit mat wrestler at Oklahoma State prior to his professional career. Briscoe’s son, Wes now works the TNA circuit.
Briscoe is one of a small group of men to make it through the wrestling world alive over the past 40 years. Most of these guys have had to deal with the consequences of their wrestling careers leading them to early graves.
If the worst thing that came from Briscoe’s wrestling career was this hand condition — as bad as it looks — he’s probably lucky.
Briscoe, left, back in the day: