Wrestler John Skyler says he suffered multiple injuries to his knee during a match that aired on AEW Dark this week.
Skyler revealed the news on Facebook, writing about how the injury suffered during a match against The Dark Order is the first serious injury of his career.
“Last Wednesday, in what can only be described as an unavoidable freak accident (nobody’s fault), in one fell swoop….I suffered tears in my ACL, MCL, and PCL in my right knee…that will sadly, keep me from doing what I love for a little while (projected to be around six months). Decisions on inevitable surgery and rehab will be made early next week,” he said.
“I want to thank Tony Khan, Cody, Nick, Matt, CD, QT, and the rest of AEW (All Elite Wrestling), for their support, kindness, and unwavering generosity during this time,” Skyler added. “I also really want to thank AEW’s World-Class Medical Team, (especially the on-site trainers, and Doc Sampson) for getting me the immediate help I needed and treating me and my injury with the upmost attention and professional care.”
During the match on Dark, Skyler reversed out of a belly to back suplex and can be seen clutching his knee afterward. He then appears to be bothered by it for the rest of the match.
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