IMPACT’s Eric Young has revealed that he is set to be out of action for between six and nine months.
Appearing on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Young disclosed that his ACL is “completely torn.”
Eric Young explained how the injury had forced him to miss his first wrestling booking in 24 years, commenting that he sustained the injury facing James Storm in his 1000th match for IMPACT.
“At the last tapings I tore my ACL. It’s the first time I’ve ever been injured. I missed my first wrestling show this Friday that I was booked on in 24 years of doing it, so it’s frustrating, man. I’ve never been injured. I’ve been hurt lots, but I’ve never been injured. I have to have surgery in like a week and a half, and it’s going to be a long, long road.”
“I’m aiming for six months, I’ve always been very durable, I’ve always healed very quickly, but my ACL is completely torn, which I didn’t know. That happened during the match on Monday with Storm. I finished it like nothing happened.”
Young also revealed that he wrestled two more matches in the same set of tapings after he had already been injured. Saying that he was “very proud” of a singles match with Eddie Edwards in particular, which lasted 20 minutes.
“I finished a hardcore war eight-man tag the following the day, then I wrestled Eddie Edwards on Tuesday in a singles match. It was like 20 minutes on one leg, and I would put that match against anything that airs anytime for any wrestling company anywhere in the world, and I did that on one leg. I’m very proud of it.”
Eric Young returned to IMPACT at Slammiversary in July 2020 after a four year stint with WWE. Young enjoyed a great deal of success during his previous 12 year stay in IMPACT, winning the company’s world championship twice.
H/t to What Culture for the transcription.