On Tuesday night, Hardcore Holly suffered a deep cut approximately 15 centimeters across the left side of his back when he and Rob Van Dam went through a table at the ECW on Sci Fi show in Tulsa, Okla.
Holly was treated on the scene by WWE physician Dr. Ferdinand Rios.
"Holly required 24 stitches to close the wound," explained Rios. "The injury went all the way down to the fatty tissue; the layer right above the muscle. The injury shouldn't cause him too much of a problem other than the risk of infection from a dirty ring; he'll be on antibiotics to prevent that. The stitches will stay in for ten days and he probably will not be able to wrestle for ten days."
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