Injury Update On Kenny Omega Following AEW Return

Kenny Omega

A new report has given an update on the injury status of both Kenny Omega and Dragon Lee after a chaotic AEW Dynamite main event.

Prior to the August 17th edition of AEW Dynamite, Kenny Omega hadn’t wrestled in ten months. His last in-ring appearance coming at Full Gear where he lost the AEW World Championship to Hangman Adam Page.

It had been suggested that Omega had been struggling with a number of injuries prior to his defeat to Page, but the full extent of his issues didn’t become clear until he stepped away. The star himself revealed that he had been suffering with bouts of vertigo since 2018, while he also underwent surgery on a troublesome knee issue as well as a sports hernia.

To top things off, The Cleaner had also been competing with a torn labrum.

On Dynamite the star returned team with the Young Bucks to take on Andrade El Idolo, RUSH and Dragon Lee to advance in the AEW Trios World Championship Tournament. Wrestling in an unfamiliar compression top and shoulder brace, Omega showed a few signs of ring-rust, but naturally it had to be the former World Champion who proved to be the difference maker, picking up the win.

However, the match did feature a couple of scary moments leading to fan concern for Omega and Dragon Lee. In the final third of the match, Lee performed a death-defying dive to the outside to take out Omega who had bene perched on the guard rail. The end result was both men flying into the crowd and onto the concrete floor.

Back in the ring, Omega delivered a vicious V-Trigger to Lee where the star then appeared to go limp before being hit with the One-Winged Angel.

There has naturally been concern for Omega given his lengthy lay-off, while Lee also appeared to be struggling. Despite this, a new report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio has confirmed that both men are ok.

“In that match I know a lot of people were asking if Omega is ok, and if Dragon Lee is ok, and as far as I know, well I know that Omega is ok, and I’m pretty sure that Dragon Lee is ok as well. A lot of that was just selling. A lot was just selling. They’re very good at what they do. That crazy tope, they were ok.”

Addressing the crowd after the show went off the air, Kenny Omega admitted that he had been unsure about whether he could come back and compete at the same level he had been before he left.

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