Following their AEW World Tag Team title victory over FTR at Saturday night's Full Gear pay-per-view, The Young Bucks spoke on the post-show media call. There, Matt Jackson shed a little bit of light on the severity of the knee injury that has been plaguing him for some time.
"It's a very real injury that I've been dealing with, and it's been a rough year for me," said Matt. "Like, I come back after all that time off when we were on lockdown and the first thing I do is break my rib when I jumped out of the dugout, and I dealt with that for a second. That sucked. Then we did that falls count anywhere match with The Butcher and The Blade and I decided it would be a good idea to jump off the entrance area and do a diving elbow through a table, where there is only concrete, by the way.
"For a while I was walking around at home, and having a hard time. Kind of, hobbling around. I thought I might've had a hairline fracture in my fibula, or something. My amazing wife noticed I was having a hard time getting around, and she had Dr. Sampson order me an MRI to see what was going on. Turns out it wasn't my fibula, but actually my soft tissue. And it was the back of my knee. It was my MCL. It was diagnosed that after looking at the MRI, I had a slight tear."
Matt has had clearance to continue working, but is taking every precaution to ensure that the tear doesn't worsen.
"I've been taping it before every match. This was my ninth match, I believe, with the injury. And honestly, I felt pretty good with all things considered," he added. "Our medical staff is amazing, they would never send me out there if they weren't confident with me and how I felt."
(Credit to Wrestling Inc for transcription)