During a recent Highspots Sign It Live event, AEW talent Jake Atlas discussed the knee injury he sustained during his debut match against Adam Cole on AEW Rampage in January.
“I just had a tryout match with them on Dark: Elevation right before Rampage that week. I was in Jersey to wrestle Adam Cole, wrestled him early January, right after Dynamite tapings, making my nationally televised AEW debut. Unfortunately, somewhere towards the end of the match, my mechanics weren’t there and I blew my knee out, it caved in and tore my ACL. I didn’t know it that night. I didn’t know until a couple of days after when I flew home. Definitely couldn’t walk. The athletic trainers were taking a look at me and they were hopeful, I was trying to be positive as well. When the match aired and I saw it for myself, I was like, ‘Okay, this is something that may be a little off,’ and then got the MRI done and unfortunately, it was a torn ACL. There is quite a bit of recovery time, as people know. Like nine months. I’m trying my best to see if I can work and make a miracle happen.”
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