Adam Page’s Injury Analysed By A Sports Medicine Doctor

Adam Page makes his entrance on AEW Dynamite 2022

Following his injury scare on the latest AEW Dynamite, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page has had his condition analysed by a doctor of sports medicine.

Sports medicine doctor Brian Sutter, M.D, has provided his medical analysis of the injury suffered by ‘Hangman’ Adam Page on the latest AEW Dynamite.

Wrestling Jon Moxley in the headline spot of the special Title Tuesday broadcast of AEW’s flagship show, a stiff Lariat saw Page take a nasty landing on his head and neck, going limp as soon as his body hit the mat. He was subsequently escorted from the building on a stretcher and diagnosed with a concussion.

Speaking in a YouTube video, though, Dr. Sutter stated how the impact of the injury was enough to trigger a brain injury:

“As Page’s coming in here, you can see the contact that occurs to really more the left side of his neck and sort of upper jaw, and even if this doesn’t result in a direct impact to the head that causes the concussion, that amount of whiplash that you sustain is enough for the brain to move back and forth in the skull and give you what we call this counter-coup type of injury, that can certainly cause a concussion without that direct head trauma. Now, there is enough there, I think, on the jaw of Page to warrant enough energy for a brain injury.

Then, also as he comes to the mat [which] is probably the most concerning part of this, Because we’ve seen athletes in other sports – there was a bare-knuckle boxer who actually died recently, after suffering a spinal cord injury during the fall. So, as he comes down, you can see how he lands on his head, unfortunately, it bends a little bit off to the side here. We’ve got one other view here that showed how Paige landed with his head on the mat. You can see how it’s not necessarily a direct axial load, meaning directly into the top of his head, but his head is sort of bent off to his left side.”

Further explaining the severity of Adam Page’s near life-altering injury, Dr. Brian Sutter compared his injury to that of Big E, who suffered a broken neck on WWE SmackDown this past March:

“That’s like what we saw happen with Big E when he broke his neck. We don’t see that as much here with Page and I think that’s probably part of what resulted in this just being a concussion and not something more severe like a spinal cord injury, you can have both a concussion and a spinal cord injury.

But one of the things right away that made me think ‘concussion’ is you can see how Paige’s body is a little bit stiff, there’s a little bit of increased tone, signified here by his trunk actually being up off the ground, we can see his legs are actually also in a little bit of a rigid position here, which is something that more commonly happens when there’s been a concussion. Now again, you can have a concussion, and you can have a spine injury. But that initial sort of rigidity that we saw in his body was more suggestive and from the concussion.”

Adam Page has since tweeted that he is “doing alright“, though it’s unclear how long he’ll be absent from AEW programming.

H/T to Fightful.