Injured AEW Star To Miss At Least Half A Year

Top AEW contender reveals how long they'll be on the sidelines.

Kris Statlander silhouette
AEW

Injury will rob All Elite Wrestling of Kris Statlander's talents for the next six-to-eight months.

Statlander revealed as much on the Road to West Virginia video uploaded to AEW's YouTube channel ahead of tonight's Dynamite. Multiple knee issues, including a torn ACL, will necessitate up to eight months on the sidelines after surgery.

News of Statlander's injury broke last week, when AEW's announcers confirmed the reason behind her sudden disappearance from the company's official rankings was because of an undisclosed ailment. Days later, Statlander revealed via Instagram that she had "blown out" her knee, having previously sat nine months out between June 2020 and March 2021 due to a torn ACL on her other knee.

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Statlander last wrestled on AEW's 5 August Dark tapings, facing enhancement talent Sierra.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson previously reported that Kris was in line for a significant AEW push before succumbing to injury. As things stand, she is yet to win a championship in the Tony Khan-helmed promotion, having wrestled there since 2019.

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The six-to-eight-month window would put Statlander in line for an AEW comeback between February and April 2023. All the best to her as she recovers.

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Andy is WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.