Lance Russell recovering from hip injury

Legendary wrestling announcer Lance Russell is recovering from a broken hip he suffered on the same day his daughter passed away from cancer.
Lance, who is 91 years old, is best known as the longtime play by play man for the Memphis wrestling territory, first under the Nick Gulas banner and then for Jerry Jarret when Jarrett spilled from Memphis to run his own part of the territory in 1977. Lance had been the program director for Memphis channel 13 and also the main wrestling announcer. His longtime broadcasting partner was Dave Brown who was the channel’s weatherman. When Jarrett split and formed his own group, both men put in their notice to join the new show on Channel 5 where both men stayed for decades. Lance also had a run with WCW between 1989 and the early 90s and also did announcing for Jim Cornette’s Smokey Mountain Wrestling in the mid-90s.
While retired from announcing for many years, he still popped up from time to time, mostly with the Memphis projects Jerry Lawler was booking.

Lance suffered the injury in a fall on the same day he found out that his daughter’s battle with cancer had ended and she had passed. Lance’s son posted on Twitter though that Lance was out of pain and recovering.

Lance’s son here, just a quick update. Dad is out of pain but is really struggling. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers!!
— Lance Russell (@MemphisLance) October 1, 2017

We at Allwrestling.com wish for a speedy recovery!