Santana will be out of action for the foreseeable future following last week’s Blood & Guts match.
AEW president Tony Khan spoke with Busted Open Radio and confirmed the injury on Wednesday:
So, he is injured and it’s unfortunate and obviously, it’s a very dangerous match, and going into it we knew injuries were a possibility and Santana’s a great pro wrestler, he’s been part of a great team with Ortiz. We really value him and I did speak to him after, I know he’s injured, we’re going to stand by Santana, you know, support him through the injury and do what we can, it’s the right thing to do.
Of course, hopefully, it won’t be too long but I think it could be a relatively long injury, so, it could be a while that Santana is out but we’re here for him for whatever he needs and certainly appreciate everything he’s done for AEW.
It is unfortunate that the Blood & Guts match does come with injuries, and it was a knee injury that he suffered and hopefully he’ll be back relatively soon.
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Many people observed Santana’s knee be compromised while delivering a Uranage during the match and was not heavily involved in the match from that point onward. In the end, Santana did join the team on top of the cage to celebrate the victory.
Santana did post a statement on Monday thanking the fans for their support:
It’s been an overwhelming last few days. But I just want to take a sec to say THANK YOU. 🙏🏼
— Mike SANTANA🇵🇷 (@Santana_Proud) July 4, 2022