Kris Statlander gives further detail on injured knee, notes torn ACL and lateral meniscus

AEW star posts workout video as she awaits date for surgery.

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Kris Statlander has given further details on her current knee injury, which was confirmed on the AEW Dynamite ‘Quake by the Lake’ special this week.

Statlander posted a workout video on Instagram last night, noting in voiceover that she had sustained a “completely torn ACL and lateral meniscus” in her right knee. She added that she is continuing strength training to lessen post-operative atrophy.


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No date has yet been set for surgery.

In reference to previous surgery on a left ACL injury sustained in 2020, the 27-year-old commented on Thursday, “One knee fixed, one to go.”

Her Instagram post reads:

Going slightly off program here but the main focus now is maintaining as much strength as possible to lessen post op atrophy. If you want to yell at me for pushing my self while injured remember it’s free to mind your business. I’m taking extra precautions to make sure I’m stable through all movements, using lighter weights with every rep controlled, making sure I don’t reach any uncomfortable ROM [range of motion] or recreate any pain. 

Most will take a time like this to lose sight of their goals, and I’m sure I’ll reflect on what could’ve been had I not been injured. But I know my moment in my wrestling career will come, not yet, but soon. I’ll come back stronger than before just like last time. It’s not a setback unless you allow it to be. 

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