During the August 10th 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, it was announced that Kris Statlander has been injured and Toni Storm is now the #1 contender for the AEW women’s title.
Statlander published an Instagram video and stated that she has “a completely torn ACL and lateral meniscus.” Statlander also wrote the following…
“We don’t skip leg days even with a blown out knee.
Instagram removed the original so let’s see if I can remember what I wrote.
Going slightly off program here but the main focus now is maintaining as much strength as possible to lessen post op atrophy. If you want to yell at me for pushing my self while injured remember it’s free to mind your business. I’m taking extra precautions to make sure I’m stable through all movements, using lighter weights with every rep controlled, making sure I don’t reach any uncomfortable ROM or recreate any pain. Most will take a time like this to lose sight of their goals, and I’m sure I’ll reflect on what could’ve been had I not been injured. But I know my moment in my wrestling career will come, not yet, but soon. I’ll come back stronger than before just like last time. It’s not a setback unless you allow it to be.”