Kenny Omega has been sidelined since AEW Full Gear 2021 with a laundry list of injuries including shoulder and knee issues, a hernia, and more.
It is unknown when Omega will return to the ring, though he was hoping to be back before AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door. The show came and went without Omega, who continues to rehab for his eventual return to the ring.
Appearing on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel, Omega provided an update on his recovery.
"If I get another major setback, that's it. That's it, I'm done, I can't do this ever again," he stated. "Two times, three times a day, really painful rehab, not even knowing what it's going to be like when I get back in the ring. I have no clue. It's scary, actually. You see people, they come back to the ring and you're just happy to see them back. There is a different kind of expectation put on me, and I think that anything less than what they are expecting, which is already unrealistic, is going to lead to a lot of ridicule, which is what I get every day anyway. You can probably understand and imagine how difficult it is, struggling twice, three times a day, trying to get things to work that maybe never worked before, and trying to re-route things in your brain to get around the things that aren't going heal. People think, 'Kenny is hurt, he took time off,' snap your fingers, I come back and I'm 100%. Life doesn't work that way. Bodies don't work that way. Athletes don't work that way. It's very difficult to formulate a plan and to execute it. We'll see how I do."
Omega noted that he was ready for the "hundreds to thousands of messages that hope I fall into a hole and die."
Omega spoke to Fightful ahead of Forbidden Door and gave an update on his recovery, including when he went back on the road with AEW and how he was feeling. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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