Injury Update On AEW's Ortiz

The former Pride-N-Powerful man hasn't wrestled since January.

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With the star himself confirming over the weekend that he's been out of action with a torn pec, AEW's Ortiz has now undergone surgery for this issue.

Per Mike Johnson over at PWInsider, Ortiz yesterday had successful surgery to repair his torn pectoral muscle.

For those who missed it, the former Pride-N-Powerful man revealed this injury news a couple of days ago, with the initial belief that he'd be going under the knife in a few weeks. Instead, that surgery has now taken place, and Ortiz begins his road to recovery.


Ortiz has previously stated he'll have a four-month recovery period, then his intention is to return "more jacked with a mullet and a moustache". Speaking on yesterday's Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer speculated that it could be "eight or nine months, maybe more" until the 32-year-old is cleared for action.

As for how this injury happened, that was as Ortiz dished out a regular clothesline. The most recent match for the New Yorker came on the 20 January episode of AEW Collision, where he and Eddie Kingston lost to the Blackpool Combat Club's Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli.


Of course, last year saw Ortiz formally split from long-time tag partner Mike Santana, with the pair having butted heads behind the scenes about how they'd been used in AEW. A brief rivalry culminated in a brilliant match that was sadly dumped on AEW Rampage, and Santana has since departed AEW earlier this year and now finds himself as one of the hottest free agents in the game.

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