Lio Rush Announces He's Been Cleared For Return To Wrestling

Rush sustained a serious ACL injury three months ago

Lio Rush has announced that he has been cleared to return to wrestling, three months after sustaining a serious ACL injury.

Rush has been rehabbing a serious injury over the past few months after sustaining it during the Casino Battle Royal Match at AEW Double Or Nothing, in which he was a surprise entrant. 

The 26-year-old has now revealed he has been cleared to return to the ring, meaning he is able to fulfil his outstanding wrestling obligations. 

Writing on Twitter, Rush said: "Every single day for the past 3 months I’ve been in rehab working harder than I ever have before. Happy to announce that today….I’ve been cleared."

Rush announced his retirement from wrestling on June 8 before posting a longer statement on social media two days later, indicating that he felt fulfilled from his time as a professional wrestler and wanted to focus on being a better father and husband, while pursuing other passions. 

Rush said in his statement hat he had contractual obligations to fulfil with NJPW before he retired and that he would fulfil those commitments once he was healthy.

The former WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion has been advertised for upcoming NJPW events, including Resurgence on August 14 and Fighting Spirit Unleashed on August 16, but it has not been confirmed if Rush is wrestling on those shows.

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