Matt Jackson goes into detail about the recent injuries that he’s been dealing with.
Prior to Full Gear, it had been reported that Matt was dealing with an MCL injury, but was still able to team up with his brother Nick Jackson to become the new AEW Tag Team Champions at Full Gear. The Young Bucks would go on to win the titles at Full Gear by defeating FTR.
In the post-Full Gear media scrum, Matt described the injury and said it has been something that he has been dealing with for a while now. Matt said he thought at first it was a hairline fracture in his fibula. After getting an MRI, it was revealed that he was dealing with some soft tissue in his MCL.
"It's a very real injury that I have been dealing with. It's been a rough year for me. I come back after all that time off in the lockdown and the first thing I do is break my rib when I jumped out of the dugout. I dealt with that for a second. That sucked. Then, we did that 'Falls Count Anywhere' match between The Butcher & The Blade and I decided it would be a good idea to jump off the entrance set. There is only concrete, not a good idea. For a while, I was having a hard time walking at home and hobbling around. I thought I may have had a hairline fracture in my fibula or something. My amazing wife, who is also watching this, noticed that I was having a hard time getting around and Doctor Sampson ordered me an MRI just to see what was going on. Turns out, it wasn't my fibula, it was soft tissue. It was the back of my knee, my MCL and after we looked at the MRI, I had a slight tear. Nothing at the time that needed surgery. The most interesting part was that I had thinning of my ACL which they also considered a slight tear. I haven't had any pain in my ACL, just wear and tear. I remember thinking back, 'Have I ever hurt my ACL?' I remember watching back in 2008, I banged up my knee and I had a hard time with it for a second. That's the only time I can recall ever hurting my left knee in that area,” Matt said.
As far as what he has been dealing with lately, Matt said he feels really good and that it wasn’t much of an issue in the match against FTR all things considered.
“The MCL [injury] is brand new. It's something that I have been dealing with and rehabbing. I have been taping it before every match and this was my ninth match with the injury. Honestly, I felt pretty good, all things considered. Our medical staff is amazing. They would never send me out there if they weren't confident with me and how I felt and I know my body as well. All things, considered, I feel pretty good about. The doctors feel pretty good about it. I'm going to take every precaution possible. If it starts bothering me, we'll see what happens and we'll do the right thing, but I'm not too worried about it,” Matt said.
You can check out the full media scrum in the video at the top of the page.