The women’s division in AEW has been thin recently due to coronavirus travel restrictions for numerous foreign wrestlers. Then, Dr. Britt Baker DMD went down with a knee injury. Now, AEW took another hit to the depth of that side of the roster.
Kris Statlander confirmed that she will need surgery to repair a high-grade tear in her ACL.
Since the news is out. I told you I’d dive on Kip again and dammit I did. But in doing so, I ended up with a high grade tear in my ACL. Yes I need surgery. Yes I’ll be out of the ring for a while. I’ll do my best to still show up on your TVs as much as I can. @AEWrestling https://t.co/oVS495nwok— Kris Statlander (@callmekrisstat) June 14, 2020
The injury appears to have been on a suicide dive onto Kip Sabian during last Wednesday’s Dynamite. View the maneuver starting at the 4:32 mark of the following highlight video. You can see Statlander immediately clutch her knee after impact.
Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for Statlander. On the bright side, maybe we’ll finally see vignettes about why she is called the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien. And yes, I want rocket ships and alien conspiracy theories involved in her backstory videos.