Dakota Kai Undergoes Surgery for Torn ACL

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NXT wrestler Dakota Kai has confirmed she suffered an ACL injury last month and is undergoing surgery today to get it fixed. 

“On December 7th in Green Bay during the last NXT Road Loop of 2018, I planted my foot awkwardly after a kick and tore my ACL,” Kai explained in a Twitter post about heading into surgery.

Adding, “I put off posting this because I wanted to focus on being home for the holidays and to be honest, I dreaded having to even mention this as I didn’t want to let any of you down. That, over everything, was and is the most heartbreaking feeling in the world.”

Kai says this means she’ll be out “for a bit,” but didn’t specify how long. 

Dakota finished her post writing: “I’m surrounded by amazing people, doctors, trainers and you. It helps more than I can explain, especially being so far away from my family. The amount of positivity & support I have received already has been so overwhelming. It’s going to be a tough ride, mentally and physically. I know that. The last thing I want is any sympathy … but hear me when I say this; Within my whole being, I know for sure I will be back stronger than ever.”

“I will hit the ground, running. That’s a promise.”

  • Will Henderson

    what’s the typical timeline of how long someone who blows out their ACL and has surgery to repair it to be out of action for, i’m going to go for 8 to 12 months.

    • Brent B.

      Yeah-that is the usual time frame.

  • Louis

    Brent B and Will Henderson smelling each other’s farts over here.

  • Louis

    Get well. Dakota. Cute AF.

    • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

      Time to bring her to the back yard and put her down with the old peacemaker.

  • Johnnie Walker

    That sucks, hope she has a speedy recovery!