A month after Britt Baker suffered an injury, another one of AEW’s top talents have been put on the shelf. Kris Statlander tore her ACL during her tag match with Hikaru Shida on Wednesday.
PWInsider made the initial report earlier today, believing that Statlander’s injury took place when she dove onto Kip Sabian. She later confirmed this with a recent tweet.
Since the news is out. I told you I’d dive on Kip again and dammit I did. But in doing so, I ended up with a high grade tear in my ACL. Yes I need surgery. Yes I’ll be out of the ring for a while. I’ll do my best to still show up on your TVs as much as I can. @AEWrestling 👽💚 https://t.co/oVS495nwok
— Kris Statlander (@callmekrisstat) June 14, 2020
You can see the dive in the clip below, where Kris Statlander immediately grabs her knee after taking out Sabian.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 12, 2020
It’s still unknown how long Statlander will be out of action. However, with surgery a necessity, this injury could very well keep her out through the rest of 2020.