10 Wrestlers Currently Out Injured (And When They Might Return)

When can we expect these injured WWE and AEW stars to return?

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Newsflash! Wrestling is dangerous!

It might be hard to believe, but an art form where people get thrown through tables, whacked with chairs, and jumped on from the top of ladders can have one or two lasting effects on the human body.

Anyone who has seen a WWE DVD from the last fifteen years will know that injuries can happen "at any time" and sadly that's exactly what happened to these ten performers from WWE and AEW.

All ten of them are currently out injured after picking up some bumps and bruises in 2022. Some are fairly minor, but others were really scary to watch at the time. But who is missing from TV? And when can we expect them back?

We've cobbled together various reports and rumours to give you as comprehensive an answer as possible to that last question. Recovery times can vary wildly from case to case, person to person, so please don't take any of this as gospel. However, we think we've got a pretty solid idea as to when most of these performers will be back on our screens...

10. Rick Boogs

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The wrestling world was heartbroken at WrestleMania 38 when Rick Boogs suffered an injury during the opening match.

Boogs tore his quadricep and injured his patellar tendon whilst attempting to lift both Uso brothers on his shoulders at once. He collapsed immediately after the move, leading some to speculate that it was a planned spot in the match. Unfortunately, it was not.

Not only did Boogs and his partner Shinsuke Nakamura not win the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on that night, but the injury also meant that fans haven't seen the guitarist since early April.

An injury of this kind takes anywhere between six months to a year to fully heal. When Triple H tore his quad in May 2001, he wasn't back until January 2002. However, that injury was a lot more serious.

According to a video on his personal YouTube channel, Boogs claims that he is ahead of schedule with his recovery. At the time of writing, he has been out for six months, so his return could come as early as the end of 2022

However, given his multiple injuries, it might be a safer bet to say that Pat McAfee's favourite musician might make his return in early 2023.


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