It might be a bit. An injury can take someone out of action at any time, but what can make them even worse is when you don’t realize that someone is injured. Sometimes it seems that a wrestler is gone because there is nothing for them to do, but then it turns out that they are not allowed in the ring at the moment. That is the case with a current AEW star, who has made things a bit more clear.
AEW’s Matt Sydal has revealed that he has suffered a dislocated knee, which has kept him out of action recently. Sydal did not reveal when he suffered the injury or how long he will be out, though he did make it clear that he did not suffer a tear to his ACL or PCL. Sydal has not wrestled an AEW match since the February 21 edition of Dark: Elevation, where hw as on the winning team in a ten man tag.
Thanks for the birthday love. ???
A brief update: I dislocated my knee a few weeks back which is why I haven’t been active in AEW. In good news, there were no tears in my acl or pcl. Gonna do some meditating then BRB better than ever. ???
— Matt Sydal (@MattSydal) March 19, 2022
Opinion: That is never good to hear, but at least it does explain where Sydal has been. A dislocated knee is never a good thing for anyone, but it is even worse for a high flier like Sydal. He hasn’t really had a big breakout moment in AEW so far but maybe the time away could let him come up with something else to make him stand out a bit more. The talent is certainly there, so it seems like the only thing missing is that last push over the line.
What do you think of Sydal? What should he do when he gets back in the ring? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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