Pictures were shared across social media of the head injury sustained by AEW’s Cody during his AEW Championship match with Chris Jericho at Full Gear.
Cody required several stitches in a deep gash above his eye, and it was reported at the time that he had also suffered a costochondral separation, and we all know what that is.
It turns out that the above means that he suffered a separated rib, an injury that has now been confirmed by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.
He has not been cleared to compete, and as a costochondral separation generally takes up to 4 weeks to recover from, it will likely be the end of December before we see him wrestling again.
If you didn’t see the injury, here you go.
8 stitches and a costochondral separation. He is not cleared for in ring action at this time. pic.twitter.com/8eOoJvTOyt
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) November 10, 2019
Losing the match means that Cody will never be able to challenge for the AEW title ever again, and while this will almost certainly be reversed in the future, the injury will actually add to the storyline.
Battered and bruised, Cody will need time to recover from the loss and the fact he’ll “never” be AEW champion.