Jake Atlas made his AEW Rampage debut on the January 7 episode of the program, taking on Adam Cole.
Unfortunately, Atlas' TV debut didn't go as planned as he suffered a knee injury late in the match. Atlas would later confirm that he tore his ACL and had to undergo surgery.
Appearing on a Highspots Sign It Live, Atlas said he is five weeks post-surgery and reflected on the injury.
"I just had a tryout match with them on Dark: Elevation right before Rampage that week. I was in Jersey to wrestle Adam Cole, wrestled him early January, right after Dynamite tapings, making my nationally televised AEW debut. Unfortunately, somewhere towards the end of the match, my mechanics weren't there and I blew my knee out, it caved in, and tore my ACL. I didn't know it that night. I didn't know until a couple days after when I flew home. Definitely couldn't walk. The athletic trainers were taking a look at me and they were hopeful, I was trying to be positive as well. When the match aired and I saw it for myself, I was like, 'Okay, this is something that may be a little off,' and then got the MRI done and unfortunately, it was a torn ACL. There is quite a bit of recovery time, as people know. Like nine months. I'm trying my best to see if I can work and make a miracle happen," he said.
It is unknown when Atlas will return to the ring. Fightful will continue to provide updates on Atlas' status as more is known.
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite, which features Cole in action against Jay Lethal, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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