AEW star Kris Statlander reveals expected timetable for her in-ring return.
On the August 9 episode of AEW Dark, Kris Statlander suffered a torn ACL injury during a match against Sierra. On the most recent edition of AEW’s YouTube series, AEW Road To, Statlander revealed the severity of her injury and how long it would take to heal:
“Last week, we did a live Rampage in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I believe, and we filmed some Dark matches, and I did a big boot, which I don’t really do often. But I decided to do it, and when I landed, my foot, my knee buckled on me,”
“After getting an MRI, I have a completely torn ACL. My lateral meniscus is torn, and there is lateral impaction fractures in my tibial and femoral heads. So just tiny little cracks that are more of a bruise, but still, technically a broken leg.”
“So recovery time, it’s about six-to-eight months post-operation,”
Before her injury, it was reported Statlander was slated for a major singles push with speculation she was in line for an AEW Women’s World Championship match at All Out.
This is not the first time Kris Statlander has suffered an ACL injury, being forced to miss nearly a year of action in June of 2020. Statlander made her TV return alongside Trent Beretta on March 2021, to aid Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor in their Arcade Anarchy match against Miro and Kip Sabian.