Less than two weeks before his major AEW World Championship match against Jon Moxley, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega has revealed that he is currently dealing with a rather serious injury.
During an appearance on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Omega revealed that he currently has a torn labrum. However, the former AEW Tag Team Champion explained that his trainer has helped him avoid surgery:
“So, you know a torn labrum, as you know, is no laughing matter. That’s a surgery, but I have a very talented and unbelievable trainer and you know our doctors, of course, are always monitoring and making sure we’re doing okay, but our trainer Bryce Ready is just next level kind of guy. He has kept me together and in a condition where I’m able to perform. As long as I make that that I see him two or three times a week I can lift, I have full range of motion. I just need to make sure that I can look after it and I can avoid having that surgery. I can’t afford having that time off.”
Kenny Omega isn’t the only member of The Elite currently working while injured. Matt Jackson revealed that he has a very real knee injury following Full Gear this year, but isn’t going to be taking time off.
During the same interview, Kenny Omega interestingly revealed that he’d be open to the idea of WWE and AEW working together for “talent switches” in the future. You can read more about that by clicking here.