Joey Janela posted an update on the status of his knee injury on Wednesday.
Janela wrestled Psicosis last Friday at the Game Changer Wrestling event in Asbury Park, New Jersey and executed a high cross to the floor. Upon landing the dive, Janela was immediately favoring his left knee and he noted he simply came down wrong on the leg.
Janela recently had an MRI on the knee and the following were the list of injuries he sustained to the knee:
-Complete or near complete PCL tear
-A complete tear of the MCL distally
-Impaction fracture of the medial femoral condyle
-Mild bone contusion of the lateral tibial plateau
-Sprain of the fibular collateral ligament
-Partial tear of the medial patellofemoral ligament
-Small knee effusion
Janela stated that he will need surgery and expects to be out “for a long while” and pegged it as anywhere from 6-10 months.
Janela has broken out as one of the top independent talents over the past two years. He has become the top star with Game Changer Wrestling, who have promoted “Joey Janela’s Spring Break” over the past two WrestleMania weekends with the show becoming one of the biggest of the year. This past year featured Janela wrestling the Great Sasuke in the main event of the show. The promotion has generated a lot of buzz for their unique marketing concepts using animated videos and drawing upon nostalgia from the 90’s and early 2000’s for their shows.
Janela has also become a regular at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and was part of the
“All In” event earlier this month where he wrestled Hangman Page.