Peyton Robb looks to the crowd after winning a match aganist NDSU Photo Courtesy: Nebraska Athletic Department

University of Nebraska-Lincoln wrestler Peyton Robb is facing one of the toughest battles of his young life after being diagnosed with a rare and dangerous skin condition.

Robb, a standout wrestler for the Cornhuskers, suffered a severe leg injury during the National Tournament in late March. He was hospitalized for weeks before finally being released just a few weeks ago.

However, Robb’s recovery has been complicated by the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis, a rare and dangerous skin condition that can rapidly destroy tissue and muscle. According to medical experts, necrotizing fasciitis is caused by a bacterial infection that spreads quickly and can lead to the loss of limbs or even death if left untreated. 

Robb, who almost lost his leg due to the infection, has been forced to undergo multiple surgeries and is now facing a long and difficult road to recovery.

Despite the challenges he is facing, Robb remains determined to make a full recovery and return to the wrestling mat.

“I’m not going to let this beat me,” Robb said in an interview via FloWrestling. “I know it’s going to be tough, but I’m a fighter, and I’m going to do everything I can to get back to where I was before this happened.” 

Robb’s teammates and coaches have rallied around him, offering their support and encouragement as he works to overcome this latest setback.

“We’re all behind Peyton, and we’re going to do everything we can to help him get through this,” said Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning via a Twitter post. “He’s a tough kid, and he’s got a lot of fight in him. We know he’ll come back stronger than ever.” 

As Robb continues his recovery, he remains focused on his goal of returning to the wrestling mat and competing at the highest level. “I know it’s going to be a long road, but I’m ready for the challenge,” Robb said in his interview. “I’m not going to let this stop me from achieving my dreams.”