Kris Statlander Gives Update On Expected Return From Injury

Kris Statlander on entrance ramp

AEW star Kris Statlander has discussed her recent injury and how long she expects to be out of action.

On the August 9th edition of AEW Dark, Kris Statlander suffered a torn ACL injury during a match against Sierra. Speaking on AEW Road To on YouTube, Statlander revealed exactly when the injury occurred.

“Last week, we did a live Rampage in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I believe, and we filmed some Dark matches, and I did a big boot, which I don’t really do often. But I decided to do it, and when I landed, my foot, my knee buckled on me.”

The Best Friend went on to explain the severity of the injury before giving a recovery time of between six an eight months following surgery.

“After getting an MRI, I have a completely torn ACL. My lateral meniscus is torn, and there is lateral impaction fractures in my tibial and femoral heads. So just tiny little cracks that are more of a bruise, but still, technically a broken leg.”

“So recovery time, it’s about six-to-eight months post-operation,”

Before being injured, Statlander was reportedly set for a major singles push with speculation she was in line for an AEW Women’s World Championship match at All Out.

Kris Statlander suffered a similar injury back in 2020 and was forced to miss nearly a year of action as a result. She returned to TV alongside Trent Beretta in March 2021 to aid Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor in their Arcade Anarchy match against Miro and Kip Sabian.

H/T to Fightul for the above transcription.