IMPACT’s Eric Young has torn his ACL and will miss between six and nine months of action.
Talking to The Wrestling Perspective Podcast, the former TNA World Champion revealed he sustained the injury during a match with Cowboy James Storm, set to air this week.
“At the last tapings I tore my ACL. It's the first time I've ever been injured. I missed my first wrestling show this Friday that I was booked on in 24 years of doing it, so it's frustrating, man. I've never been injured. I've been hurt lots, but I've never been injured. I have to have surgery in like a week and a half, and it's going to be a long, long road.
“I'm aiming for six months, I've always been very durable, I've always healed very quickly, but my ACL is completely torn, which I didn't know. That happened during the match on Monday with Storm. I finished it like nothing happened.”
Young initially didn’t realise the extent of his injury, wrestling two more matches after the bout with Storm:
“I finished a hardcore war eight-man tag the following the day, then I wrestled Eddie Edwards on Tuesday in a singles match. It was like 20 minutes on one leg, and I would put that match against anything that airs anytime for any wrestling company anywhere in the world, and I did that on one leg. I'm very proud of it."
H/T: Whatculture for the transcription