Matt Menard is on the mend.
"Daddy Magic" Matt Menard will be on the sidelines for the time being as he suffered a variety of injuries at AEW Blood & Guts. In a new video posted by JOFO In The Ring, Menard revealed that he tore parts of his shoulder, labrum, and rotator cuff during AEW Blood & Guts.
The good news is he doesn't need surgery and will rehab the injuries. It is unknown when he will return to the ring. He has remained on AEW television as part of the Jericho Appreciation Society.
"June 29, Detroit, Michigan, Blood & Guts, big cage match. Two rings. Hell of an ordeal. Very early on in that match, I kind of get dumped on my head by Santana. It wasn't pretty. Ended up actually, tearing parts of my shoulder, my labrum, my rotator cuff. If you're wondering, 'Geez, Daddy Magic, early on in the match. Didn't you climb to the top of the cage to save Chris Jericho? Did you climb to the top of the cage to save Chris Jericho with a torn shoulder, with your shoulder torn to shreds?' The answer is yes. I'm basically a hero. The good news here, is that it doesn't look like it's going to require surgery. We're rehabbing it, injected some stem cells into the shoulder. The bad news is I will not be able to participate in the event for the IWS," he said.
Angelo Parker will still be at the event and AEW is sending a replacement talent.
Menard tapped out to Claudi Castagnoli on top of the cage at AEW Blood & Guts, giving Blackpool Combat Club the victory. Santana also suffered a knee injury in the bout.
Fightful wishes Menard the best in his recovery.
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