Adam Copeland announces that he suffered a fractured tibia and will need to have surgery

As seen during the 2024 AEW Double or Nothing PPV event, Adam Copeland retained his TNT title against Malakai Black in a barbed wire steel cage match. At one point in the match, Copeland jumped off the cage with a flying elbow that put Black through a table. While speaking to media after the event, AEW President Tony Khan stated that he was “crossing his fingers” that Copeland would be okay.

On Tuesday morning, Copeland issued a public statement regarding his condition…

“I guess the house always does win because I gained two new friends [showed crutches]. I don’t really like them. They’re like those buddies that just annoy you, but they’re always there. Anyway, I’ve been feeling really good lately. Been having so much fun in the ring, and I got cocky, I guess, is what it really boils down to, and I’m probably a narcissist and an ego-maniac, and I’ll unpack that one day. My brain forgets what my body always seems to remember a little late is that I’m 50, and I need to make better choices. So my body pulled the emergency break on me the other night, and I ended up fracturing my tibia, which is going to require surgery. Don’t know the time frame on that yet.”

According to, recovery time for a tibia fracture typically takes 4-6 months to heal completely.