Kyle O’Reilly Discusses Current Injury Status

Kyle O'Reilly

Kyle O’Reilly has opened up about the injuries he’s sustained over the course of his near-two decade long career.

The wrestling world has been plagued by a number of serious injuries of late. Not only have top-level Superstars sustained injuries in WWE, but AEW has also seen a number of stars become unavailable.

It now appears that the Undisputed Elite’s, Kyle O’Reilly is also struggling.

Speaking on This is VANCOLOUR, O’Reilly opened up about his body taking a lot of abuse over the last 17 years and his current injury status. O’Reilly revealed that since arriving in AEW, he’s been feeling pretty banged up and doesn’t quite yet know the severity of his injuries.

“This October, I’ll be wrestling for 17 years now. It’s a lot of bumps, a lot of wear and tear on your body. Fortunately, nothing serious has really happened to me. I’ve been hurt a lot, I’ve been injured, but I’ve always grinded through, made the date, showed up and performed as well as I can in the ring despite whatever I was nursing. Sometimes, the medical staff needs to save us from ourselves.

As wrestlers, we’ll go until the wheels fall off. ‘My shoulder is hurt? Okay, I won’t do any moves where I land on my shoulder.’ We’re crazy like that. This is something I’ve been dealing with, it’s a nagging thing that I’ve been dealing with, specifically, pretty bad for the last five years.

“In the last few weeks of wrestling on AEW, I’ve been really banged up and didn’t know the extent of it until now. I still don’t know all the information, so I don’t want to disclose exactly what is happening with me. I need more information and I should know probably this week what the recovery time is going to be and what the recovery will entail. All I can do is, if there is time off, use it to re-motivate myself, get in better shape, and come back stronger than ever before,”

O’Reilly hasn’t wrestled since the June 8th episode of AEW Dynamite. His last match was against Jon Moxley to determine who would go on to AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door and fight for the Interim AEW World Championship. As of now, nothing is known about when he will return to in-ring action.

H/t – Fightful