Joey Janela discusses what led up to his knee injury against Psicosis.
On Sept. 21, Janela suffered a devastating knee at GCW's Live Fast Die Young event. Attempting a body press from the top rope to the outside floor, Janela's knee got caught underneath him and immediately buckled. Janela later revealed that he tore his MCL and PCL on the spot. You can view video of the injury and Janela's original diagnosis here.
Appearing on the Prime Time with Sean Mooney podcast, Janela provided further insight into the injury.
"Last summer was the hardest I ever went," began Janela. "In June, I blew out my knee in a match against WALTER. I couldn't walk for a week. I think that had something to do with it but I kept going and going and going. The week before (the knee injury at GCW), I broke my right foot at PWG. When I want to jump, the catch wasn't good and I planted with my left foot and the knee gave out. My MCL was disintegrated, (the doctor) said. The PCL was also pretty bad, but it was still connected by 12 percent. In PCL world, it can still heal on its own somewhat. I decided to let that heal on its own because the MCL is bad enough."
Janela continued, providing an update on when he might return to the ring.
"I'll get a better idea about (my return) in the beginning of next month. I was behind schedule on rehab. Now, I'm up to par on where I should be."
Despite the injury, Janela signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling two weeks ago and is still scheduled to appear at his third annual Spring Break event during WrestleMania weekend.