It has been close to a year since fans last saw Kyle O’Reilly last compete in an AEW ring. He hasn’t been able to take to the squared circle since his losing effort against Jon Moxley on the 8th June 2022 episode of Dynamite after complications following surgery.
Former NXT Tag Team Champion O’Reilly suffers from type-1 diabetes, which can have a great impact on the speed of recovery from injury and illness.
We could soon see O’Reilly back in the ring, however, according to a close friend of the Superstar.
Adam Cole Provides Positive Update On Kyle O’Reilly
“He’s doing good. He’s in good spirits. He’s on the right track. There is nothing that Kyle wants to do more than come back to work, especially now that Roddy’s [Roderick Strong] here and things like that. He’s seriously one of the toughest guys I’ve ever met for sure, so everyone keep your fingers and toes crossed.
Kyle’s doing awesome, he’s seeing great progress, and hopefully, we’ll see him again very soon.”
O’Reilly had previously spoken at length of his injury absence in a January 2023 Instagram post:
“New year, new me. I hate how cheesy and cliche that sounds but in the case of Kyle O’Reilly and 2023 it rings very true. Dealing with a post-surgical issue (that I will disclose at a later date) has caused me a lot of frustration and I’ve spent the last few months of ’22 with anger and confusion. In order for me to return to the ring I simply cannot come back as good as I was. I have to become better in every aspect of my athletic wellness. I have to train better, eat smarter and recover with intention.”
“Many of you are aware of my battle with type-1 diabetes and that also puts me at a disadvantage in terms of healing and recovery. Thankfully working with @thediabeticfighter has inspired me to regain control of my life and to finally hop off the blood sugar roller coaster. I cannot recommend this man’s services enough, in 6 days alone I’m spending more time in my target range than I have in months.”
“And of course I couldn’t pull it off without my trusty @eversensecgm. It’s astonishing how consistently accurate this device is and has been my tag-team partner for almost 5 years. If the transmitter falls off during physical therapy or when I walk into a door frame I can just stick it back on.”
“I haven’t spoken much about my injury and the mental struggles I’ve faced but I’m realizing how therapeutic it is to just write this down. Our words have so much power even if you’re just thinking them or writing them down. So a “new me” is a necessity to ensure that I will once again have the honor and privilege of walking down that ramp and stepping through those ropes. Expect more from me as the months go on and witness a glimpse into how I rebuild and retrain myself for a return that I can’t wait for you all to see.”
Thanks to WrestlingInc for the above transcription