Dakota Kai Says She Won't Be Cleared Until January 2024

Dakota Kai gives an update on her condition.

Kai has been sidelined with a torn ACL since May, though she did make a surprise appearance at WWE SummerSlam to celebrate with IYO SKY after she won the WWE Women's Championship. Kai said she was still "a ways away" from being cleared.

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Speaking on her Twitch stream, Kai was asked when she would be wrestling again.

"Probably 2024. I do think it's funny that a lot of people are like, 'she's not injured at all. Look at her walking around.' ACL injury, I haven't even learned how to start running and jumping again yet. I think I'm going to start running this week. ACL recovery, especially for someone in sport, we use our legs a lot. If I were a desk worker, I'd be back at work. Because it's wrestling, I won't be cleared until January," she said.

Kai hasn't wrestled since the May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown when she teamed with Bayley in a loss to Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez.

Fightful wishes Kai the best in her continued recovery.

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