Jim Ross Provides Health Update, Says No One In AEW Wants To Return To Work More Than He Does

Jim Ross wants to go back to work, but he isn't sure when he'll be back.

Ross suffered a fall ahead of the June 17 episode of AEW Collision, and he later stated that he suffered a concussion. He still worked the premiere episode, but the injury affected his performance. Ross subsequently announced that he would be taking some time away to heal. He later stated that he didn't have a timeline for his return.

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Speaking on Grilling JR, Ross provided a new update on his health as he revealed that he had to go to the emergency room. He noted that everything was okay, and he was just dealing with the "maintenance" of the issues he's dealing with. Ross stated that nobody in AEW wants to go back to work more than he does, but he still doesn't know when he'll be back.

“I had to go to the emergency room this morning because I was concerned that the redness in my wounded leg was moving, and I’ve been warned about that, that you don’t want to let this thing get out of control. You see it moving past a certain spot on your leg, you need to go to the emergency room right away to have them look at it. I did, and they looked at it, and they did nothing. They didn’t need anything. They said, ‘You’re fine. It’s good that you’re paying attention, but if it continues to move in a northern direction, you need to come back to see us.’ So I did that this morning. That’s just part of the maintenance of this shit. I can tell you that right now. People say, ‘When are you coming back to work?’ Well, I’d like to go back to work tonight. I’d like to go back to work next week, but I don’t know when that’s gonna be. I’ve got to get past this thing, and I’m hoping that the two issues I have, I can protect my wound from infection in a pretty good way. I’ve got the medicines, the solvents, the covers, all that stuff. But man, what’s killing me right now is the lower back thing. I’ve heard guys talk about sciatica I’m not a very positive way. It’s really challenging. It’s not good, man. So anyway, I’m working on that couple things. I can promise you that nobody in AEW wants to go back to work more than me. I miss being around the guys. I miss helping these young kids. I’m a good listener to them and for them. I miss all that. I’m an alpha personality and I like to be around other people and like to help others," Ross said.

Ross went on to describe how being alone in his condo can be challenging, as he joked that he sometimes makes bad decisions when he's by himself. The legend then stated that everything will be fine, and he's confident that he will get better. He also noted that he has made progress, as he can put his shoes on now.

"When you’re sitting here in a condo, which is nice, it’s on the beach, it’s cool, I’m not bitching about that, but you are alone. Being alone’s not really a good thing for me. Sometimes, when I’m left to my own devices, I can make bad decisions. [Laughs] So anyway, it’s gonna be fine, it’s gonna get better, and I’m gonna see a good guy that could help me. He’s dealt with these guys before, where they needed to get a fast turnaround and all that stuff. So hopefully I’ll get some relief and I’ll be able to put my shoes on without help. Not help from another individual, but brace against something, it’s gotta be shoes I can slip in and out of. So that’s where I am. But just a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t even put my shoes on. I couldn’t bend over," Ross said.

As of this writing, there is no word on when Ross will return to AEW. Fightful will provide more information as it becomes available.

Ross recently stated that he doesn't have much time left on his AEW contract. Click here to see what he had to say.

In another update, Ross noted that he hopes to be back for AEW All In, if not sooner. Check out his comments here.

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