Dakota Kai is one of NXT’s brightest stars, with the New Zealand born wrestler building serious momentum and fan support.
Unfortunately for Kai, she has now confirmed that she has suffered a knee injury, as was reported earlier this month.
The injury, which happened at an NXT live event, will require surgery and she is facing several months on the injury list as a result.
She posted the following on Twitter:
I’m about to head into surgery, so let me give you an update ♡ ☁️ pic.twitter.com/GSwhIhRjBV
— Kingslayer (@DakotaKai_WWE) January 17, 2019
“I had always felt invincible. Working through minor injuries was something I never thought twice about because [I] love what I get to do.
On December 7th in Green Bay during the last NXT Road Loop of 2018, I planted my foot awkwardly after a kick and I tore my ACL. 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.
Unfortunately, this will take me out for a bit. 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 recieved 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.
“Above all, don’t fear the difficult moments. The best comes from them.”
Torn ACL’s are one of the most common injuries in wrestling, and can take in the region of 6 months to fully recover from.
We wish her all the best in her recovery and hope to see her back in the ring as soon as possible.