AEW women’s division star Kris Statlander, who has been sidelined since June with an torn ACL, has provided an update on her injury on a recent episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc’s Nick Hausman, Statlander revealed that she was doing “pretty good” in her recovery and she was a little bit ahead of where she would be expected to be with an injury of this nature.
Despite that, Statlander still faces a lengthy spell on the shelf, noting that she still has “a real long way to go” before she can return to the ring and that it could be another eight months before she is able to return to AEW television.
If that is the case, then Statlander’s return date looks to be around June 2021, meaning she would have missed an entire year of her career recovering from the injury.
When asked how the injury affected her given it happened during the middle of a global pandemic at a time where she was being positioned as one of the top stars in the AEW women’s division, Statlander described it as “more mentally challenging than physically challenging” because she is forced to sit home alone all day with nothing to do and nowhere to go.
“There was a good two-three straight months where I cried every single night, because I felt like I had just been failing everybody” she said.
In discussing the injury itself and how it occurred, Statlander confessed that she still does not really know how or why it happened.
“I don’t even know what happened when I got injured. I just did a suicide dive and the way I landed, I guess, was not perfectly right. You can actually see the dive on TV when I heard it, but all you see is me quickly grab my leg when I go down. It doesn’t even look like I did anything super insane, or it doesn’t look very noticeable”
ITRWrestling.com wishes Kris Statlander all the best in her recovery and we look forward to the day when we can see ‘The Galazy’s Greatest Alien’ in the ring once again.