Exclusive: Bobby Fish Gives Injury Update On Kyle O’Reilly

Kyle O'Reilly Exclusive

Kyle O’Reilly hasn’t wrestled since losing out to Jon Moxley on the June 8th, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite. Shortly after the match, the star took a break from the ring and underwent neck surgery that September

Worryingly, O’Reilly revealed back in January that he was struggling with what he called a “post-surgical issue.”

However, it appears that things for the star are now moving in a much more positive direction.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nick Hausman for Inside The Ropes, O’Reilly’s former tag team partner Bobby Fish gave an update on his progress. Fish has been teaming with O’Reilly on and off since they were in Ring of Honor together back in 2012.

Over the following decade, the pair won tag team gold in ROH, NJPW, and WWE.

With regard to his friend’s recovery, Fish said that it’s a slow process, but he’s doing much better, describing the neck surgery as “overdue.”

“Kyle’s doing good, good recovery, rehab is, is on an uptick. He’s he’s doing better, but this is a slow recovery. I mean, I think the procedure and stuff Kyle had done was a long time coming.

You know, he’s tougher than nails. So what became his normal for years, what he put up with on a daily basis, and we being three of his closest friends, you know, probably saw as much of it outside of his wife, you know, we saw more of it than anyone else. So I think it was overdue.

I just want him to have full recovery for his life, you know, screw wrestling, just for his life. They got a new baby girl, she’s beautiful. And, you know, he’s living that dad life right now. So just happy for him.”

Kyle O’Reilly Taking Care Not To Rush Back

The comments from Bobby Fish echo those made by Adam Cole earlier in the year. While working towards his own in-ring comeback Cole said that O’Reilly was progressing well although he was facing a long road to get back in the ring.

Cole added that the star was also wary of trying to rush things, instead focussing on getting as healthy as possible.

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