Matt Jackson reflects on the injury.
At the beginning of the build to Anarchy in the Arena at AEW Double or Nothing, Matt Jackson suffered an arm injury. Coming out of Double or Nothing, Jackson shared a lengthy post on Instagram and provided an update on how his arm is feeling and opting not to undergo surgery when advised to.
Jackson noted that he was told there was a good chance he would not be cleared to wrestle for six-to-seven months post-operation. Surgeons insisted he get his muscle repaired immediately.
Matt opted to go another route and tried different therapeutic options and he made it back in time. Jackson said his arm is great and his strength is completely back.
I got hurt about 10 weeks ago, literally on day one of the beginning of a very important story that we started. I was told there was a good chance I wouldn’t be cleared to perform again for 6-7 months after surgery. Surgeons insisted I get the muscle repaired immediately. I opted not to do surgery, but rather try other therapeutic options that’d get me back quicker. I had faith that through proper rehabilitation, supplementation & prayer, I’d be back wrestling with a target goal of Double or Nothing. There was clearly a lot of doubt, but I wasn’t going to miss it no matter what. In fact, I wasn’t going to miss any of the events leading to it either. During the process, I lived in fear that I was making a huge mistake. That my arm would never be the same again, or that I’d lose a bunch of strength. I had anxiety and many sleepless nights, that I’d let everyone including myself down. Thankfully my wife Dana, my family, close friends, & various medical staff members supported & showed their love these past couple of months. And, I hit my target. Wrestling with my ELITE family by my side in Las Vegas meant so much to me because the journey there was pretty rough.
Thank you to everyone who’s put up with me, my endless chatter about my rehab, and asking you to watch me flex so you can tell me how great I look. 😂
A few days removed from my first match back, my arm is great. My strength is completely back & I couldn’t be happier. Everything else on my body, including my foot? Not so much.
The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks) were on the losing end of Anarchy in the Arena as Konosuke Takeshita assisted their opposition.