Eric Young Suffers ACL Injury
Eric Young is expected to be out of action for several months after suffering an injury at the last set of IMPACT Wrestling television tapings.
Young broke the news during a recent appearance on The Wrestling Perspective podcast, revealing he is set to undergo surgery in the near future following an ACL injury.
“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.”
The injury occurred during a match against “Cowboy” James Storm. He was able to finish the match, and work the following day in a “hardcore war eight-man tag match”. He is hopeful he will only be out of action for six months.
The match against James Storm will air during this week’s episode of IMPACT! on AXS.
“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.”
“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.”
Eric Young returned to IMPACT Wrestling last September, after being released from WWE earlier in the year.
Special thanks to Whatculture for the transcription.