Injured AEW Star To Be Out ‘Much Longer Than Expected’

Injured AEW Star To Be Out ‘Much Longer Than Expected’ AEW

An injured AEW star is set to be out of action much longer than initially expected following an injury at a recent event.

At NJPW STRONG Resurgence on May 11, Eddie Kingston suffered a serious knee injury during a Last Man Standing match with Gabe Kidd.

The injury seemed to occur following a suplex spot through a table to the outside of the ring, in which Kingston’s legs landed awkwardly onto the barricade.

It was confirmed afterwards that Kingston had suffered a tibular fracture as well as a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee, with surgery being required and a lengthy absence from competition in his future.

Early 2025 was initially projected as the estimation of when Kingston would be able to return, however, now a new update has seemingly painted an even longer period of absence for The Mad King.

According to PWInsider, Kingston’s tibular fracture will be required to heal, as well as any physical therapy afterwards, before he goes under the knife for his ACL and meniscus tears.

This means that his new likely timeline for surgery is July 2024 at the earliest.

Kingston told PWInsider that his eventual return to the ring is now likely to be in May 2025 – barring any further schedule changes.

The former AEW Continental Crown Winner saying the following in regards to his major injury setback:

“Not mad.  I don’t give a f***, it’s what happens when you wrestle. Just gotta get f**king better.”

WrestleTalk wish Kingston all the best in his recovery journey and will provide further updates when available.

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4 weeks ago by Jamie Toolan


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