Chris Dickinson set for surgery, provides update and timeline for recovery

Chris Dickinson has provided an update on the injury he sustained during ‘Battle in the Valley’ and is set to undergo surgery.

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Chris Dickinson has provided an update on the injury he sustained during ‘Battle in the Valley’ and is set to undergo surgery.

During a tag match with Brody King against Misterioso and BATEMAN, Dickinson attempted a frog splash when the injury occurred. The match ended shortly after the injury with BATEMAN pinning Dickinson.

On Monday, Dickinson posted the following update and stated he would be undergoing surgery either today or tomorrow with a 5-6 month recovery time is estimated:

So I’m going to give everyone an update on my situation. First off I want to apologize to the fans of NJPW and the company for not being able to compete at the Riverside event and future scheduled STRONG events today.

That being I dislocated my leg out of the rear of my hip socket and in the process experienced an acetabulum posterior wall fracture. I will say the process of dealing with the pain of this type of dislocation is unlike anything I have ever experienced.

It’s a clean break of one piece about the size of your thumb that needs to be reattached otherwise the femur can easily slip out of place. Hip injuries are generally way worse and I’m in good hands with highly experienced trauma surgeons that deal with way more extensive injuries brought on by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.

I may be getting surgery today depending on a few other way worse automobile related accidents that came in but absolutely tomorrow if not.

My timeline I’ve been given for recovery is within the range of six months. My surgeon said because of my background and athletic nature if I do everything right I can probably do it in five months. I give my word I will do my absolute best to return to the ring as fast as humanly possible.

Thank you NJPW I am blessed to have the best company behind me as well as the best brothers that stuck by my side all night on Saturday. I am alone here 3000 miles from home but to have that in such a situation is the definition of respect and love.

I love you guys so much.

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