Eric Young is set to be sidelined for at least the next six months.
During an appearance on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Young announced that he suffered a ton ACL during the latest IMPACT tapings. The injury occurred during his match against James Storm, which is set to air on the Tuesday, March 30 episode of IMPACT. He wrestled the following night at the tapings before confirming the injury.
Young said he hopes to be back in six months.
"At the last tapings, I tore my ACL. I missed my first wrestling show this past Friday that I was booked on in 24 years. It's frustrating. I've never been injured. I've been hurt, lots, but I've never been injured. I have to have surgery in a week and a half and it's going to be a long road. I'm aiming for six months. I've always been very durable and healed very quickly, but my ACL is completely torn, which I didn't know. It happened on Monday during the match with [James] Storm and I finished it like nothing happened. I wrestled a Hardcore War eight-man tag the following day and I wrestled Eddie Edwards on Tuesday in a singles match, it was like 20 minutes, on one leg. I'll put that match against any match, anywhere, in any company. You guys are breaking the news. Eric Young has a torn ACL and is out six to nine months. It's my first time ever dealing with anything like that. I've wrestled hurt. I've wrestled with a broken ankle, broken fingers, broken toes, dislocated hip, and all kinds of other stuff, but I'm doctor says I can't wrestle," he said.
Young went on to say that he hopes he isn't taken off television and believes he can still contribute to Violent By Design in a non-physical role.
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