Chris Dickinson provides an update on his injury.
Dickinson suffered an injury at NJPW Battle in the Valley performing a frog splash. Dickinson was teaming with Brody King to take on Bateman & Misterioso. He was taken to the back on a stretcher following the bout.
On Monday, Dickinson revealed that he dislocated his leg out of the rear of my hip socket and in the process experienced an acetabulum posterior wall fracture. He is expected to miss up to six months.
So I'm going to give everyone an update on my situation. First off I want to apologize to the fans of NJPW and the company for not being able to compete at the Riverside event and future scheduled STRONG events today.
That being said I dislocated my leg out of the rear of my hip socket and in the process experienced an acetabulum posterior wall fracture. I will say the process of dealing with the pain of this type of dislocation is unlike anything I have ever experienced in my lifetime.
It's a clean break of one piece about the size of your thumb that needs to be reattached otherwise the femur can easily slip out of place. Hip injuries are generally way worse and I'm in good hands with highly experienced trauma surgeons that deal with way more extensive injuries brought on by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.
I may be getting surgery today depending on a few other way worse automobile related accidents that came in but absolutely tomorrow if not.
My timeline I've been given for recovery is within the range of six months. My surgeon just said because of my background and athletic nature if I do everything right I can probably do it in five months. I give my word I will do my absolute best to return to the ring as fast as humanly possible.
Thank you NJPW. I am blessed to have the best company behind me as well as the best brothers that stuck by my side all night on Saturday. I am alone here 3000 miles from home but to get have that in such situation is the definition of respect and love.
I love you guys so much.
Here’s what’s going on. I want to be as transparent as possible with you. Thank you for all the love, messages, tweets, everything.— Chris Dickinson - クリス・ディキンソン (@DirtyDickinson) November 15, 2021
It means so much pic.twitter.com/gcn6DOAYu8
Dickinson was scheduled to wrestle at NJPW Detonation on November 15, teaming with Alex Zayne to battle Jay White & Hikuleo. Yuya Uemura will take his place.
Fans can help Dickinson with his medical bills by donating to his GoFundMe at this link.
Fightful would like to wish Dickinson the best in his recovery.