Cobra Kai is an American comedy-drama martial arts TV series distributed by Sony Pictures Television. It is considered a continuation of The Karate Kid film series of the 1980s.
Miguel Diaz is one of the show’s lead characters, sometimes seen as the antagonist of the series. By the end of season 2, Miguel is seriously injured due to an accident that leaves him crippling. However, in the show’s third season, Miguel recovers from his injury and can walk again.
What Happened To Miguel In Cobra Kai?
Miguel was fighting against Hawk in the All-Valley Tournament when he badly injured his leg in a scary accident. While he is trying to kick Hawk by taking a flight up and spinning his leg, he gets injured and falls to the floor. He was in a terrible state and was screaming because of the pain caused by the daring move. After the incident, Miguel finds himself paralyzed below the waist area and cannot walk or move.
How Did Miguel Recover From The Accident?
Miguel was severely injured and could not stand or walk on his own. The doctors had nearly given up hope on him ever recovering again. Even his mother had surrendered to the thought that Miguel’s condition was irreversible.
However, Johnny Lawrence refused to give up on his pupil. He believed that Miguel could recover and walk again even though everyone else had given up hope. Johnny kept Miguel motivated throughout his time in the hospital and rehab.
He helped him with the exercises and the medicines. He did not let Miguel give up on himself, even when all odds were against him. As a result of Johnny’s determination and faith in his student and Miguel’s hard work, he was able to recover from the accident and walk again.
What Happens To Miguel After He Recovers?
With the help of Johnny and his encouragement, Miguel regains his ability to walk. He decides to leave Cobra Kai for the better. He opens up a new martial arts dojo with his sensei Johnny Lawrence, Eagle Fang.
Students who Kreese has rejected from joining the Cobra Kai were admitted into Eagle Fang. They shared empathy for each other as Kreese often rejected students for perceived weaknesses that may or may not be related to martial art.
Miguel also reunites with Sam after he isolates him from his friends from Cobra Kai when he discovers that they have become vengeful under the leadership of Kreese. He further gives a speech at the All-Valley Tournament with Sam’s help and saves the tournament.
Later in the fourth season, while fighting Hawk in the semi-finals, Miguel realizes that he has been fighting for something else. He realizes that the motivation behind the fights is morally wrong for him, so he decides to step down from the fight. He leaves a letter for his mother in which he informs her that he is going to look for his father and discover what is his authentic identity.