When Did Bryan Danielson Really Get Injured In AEW?

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Following his serious face injury, it has now emerged when Bryan Danielson was really hurt in an AEW ring.

Bryan Danielson recently suffered a broken orbital bone with many thinking the injury was caused in the massive tag team match on Dynamite that saw Danielson team with Claudio Castagnoli to take on Orange Cassidy and Kazuchika Okada. However, now it seems that was not the case.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez noted that Danielson’s injury was caused during his match with Andrade El Idolo on Collision and he was already hurt going into the tag team Dynamite match:

“Bryan Danielson was in fact not hurt last Wednesday but he was hurt in the Andrade match and went into last Wednesday’s match with a broken orbital bone.”

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Dave Meltzer added that the injury seemed to be caused when Danielson and Andrade clashed heads during their bout in what he described as a fluke:

“He went in [to the match] with a black eye. They didn’t know how serious it was but obviously, he worked on it and they shot the angle to take him out during the match. So the injury took place when [Danielson and Andrade] bonked heads, it was a total – it was basically a fluke. It wasn’t one of those things where he got hit too hard or anything. Andrade was doing a spinning elbow and Danielson’s head was in one place and his head was in a place and they bonked heads. That happens in fights and things like that fairly often actually.”

Alvarez then clarified reports of Danielson already undergoing surgery for the injury, noting that it remains unclear if he’ll actually have to go under the knife:

“The feeling after the Andrade match was that it was that they were hoping that it was nothing serious, it wouldn’t need surgery. I’m not sure he’s had surgery yet, I think it’s still up in the air. Regardless, he was definitely hurt going into the match, he was definitely hurt coming out of the match and there’s a chance that he’s going to need surgery but maybe they’re hoping he won’t need surgery.”

It was previously reported that if Bryan Danielson undergoes surgery for his injury he would be a doubt for the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom show in early January where he is expected to have a one-on-one rematch with Kazuchika Okada.

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