KiLynn King set for knee surgery, may be sidelined for 9 to 12 months

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TNA’s KiLynn King has revealed she is dealing with several injuries to her knee that may keep her out of action for up to a year.

She posted a video to Instagram, explaining that she damaged her knee around a month ago but had needed time to process the injury before speaking about it.

King said that a temporary dislocation during a match caused an LCL sprain, a damaged MCL, and most seriously, a torn ACL.

She said she is set for surgery in the first week of February and has set a goal to be back in 9 to 10 months.

In full, she said:

Hello. So I just wanted to come on here really quick and talk to you guys. Because a lot of people have been DMing me or tagging me online, just asking where I was in Vegas, if I’m still working with TNA, so on and so forth.

Yes, I am still working with TNA. But unfortunately, about a month ago, I got injured. I temporarily dislocated my knee in a match, which caused my LCL to get sprained, damaged my MCL, and I tore my ACL. And if you know anything about knees, you know, no bueno.

So I kinda went silent for a little bit and didn’t make a post about it because, quite frankly, I needed to process it. I was a little bit in denial about it. But I processed it. And then once I started processing it, I just needed some answers. I wanted to talk to my orthopedic. I wanted to get some physical therapy under my belt and just start to feel a little bit better. I have a little bit more of a game plan.

So I just saw my ortho this week and I’m walking again, which is great. I have surgery scheduled for the first week of February. And then we figure it out from there. We’re looking from anywhere from 9 to 12 months. My plan, my goal is 9 to 10 months. But these things can’t be rushed because in order for me to come back stronger and better, I have to take my time.

It sucks because I had a lot of goals for myself this year. Coming off the verge of winning the One to Watch, I just, I felt that energy coming into 2024. I said this year is gonna be my year. But every single person that I’ve talked to since his injury happened has all said the same thing: everything happens for a reason.

I don’t know what that reason is yet. I would really love to know, but I have faith. I choose to believe that there is a larger picture here. And I’m just gonna stay motivated. Motivated is how to get back in that ring because I’ve been through hell and back to get into professional wrestling and I’m not — this thing isn’t gonna me.

But in the meantime, I’m gonna tune in every single week to watch TNA, watch my coworkers, my fellow Knockouts kick some heinie. Because I don’t know if you guys watched Hard to Kill, but they killed it. Pun intended.

Yeah, I love TNA. I love wrestling and as sad as it, as much as it sucks that I can’t be there right now, I can’t wait to tune in every single week and get motivated by them and come back stronger than ever because, you know what, it doesn’t matter if it’s this year or next year. The King of the Knockouts is always gonna be the one to watch. All right, I need to stop. Bye.


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