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Matt Jackson Issues Post-Full Gear Injury Update

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Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks has revealed that his ACL injury, according to doctors, is potentially over a decade old.

The newly crowned AEW Tag Team Champions appeared on the post-show media scrum and answered a question from Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful regarding Matt’s injuries.

It was previously reported that Matt has been working through legitimate injuries. Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Radio reported that Matt was injured during a Falls Count Anywhere match against The Butcher and The Blade back in July and stated that Jackson suffered both a partially torn MCL and a thinning of the ACL.

Matt said that his grievances were, “very real”, and that it has been a rough year for him due to injuries, as he also suffered a broken rib just prior to Double Or Nothing.

Despite initial fears of a hairline fracture in his fibula, an MRI instead revealed a slight MCL tear. He also confirmed the reported thinning of his ACL, though reassured fans that he is not experiencing any pain there.

Interestingly, Jackson noted that he cannot remember hurting his left knee since 2008. After talking to his doctors, they believe that his ACL injury could potentially be over a decade old. He explained that he has worked his last nine matches with the MCL injury. Thankfully, the star seems optimistic regarding the injury:

“All things considered I feel pretty good about it, the doctors feel pretty good about it. I’m gonna take every precaution possible and if it starts bothering me we’ll see what happens, I’ll do the right thing. But I’m not too worried about it right now.”

Despite the longstanding Matt Jackson ACL injury, The Young Bucks successfully captured their first AEW titles at Full Gear.

You can read the full results of AEW Full Gear here.