Update on the severity of Adam Cole’s ankle injury that occurred during the Grand Slam edition of AEW Dynamite

As seen during the September 27th 2023 edition of AEW Dynamite, Adam Cole announced that he broke his ankle in three places and needs to have surgery. A pre-recorded skit with Cole (on crutches) and Roderick Strong aired during the October 4th edition of Dynamite.

There has been an update on the severity of Cole’s injury. Cole noted the following during his Twitch live stream on Thursday…

“My ankle is broken. When it’s all said and done, When I’m eventually able to get everything all fixed, I’m going to need to get two surgeries, and it will be a total of eight screws and a plate in my ankle. So, not ideal. It’s incredibly painful. It’s the most painful injury I’ve ever had. Speaking to doctors, [it was] just an absolute freak type of thing. No idea how it happened, I’m doing my best to stay as positive as I can. Obviously, this is soul-crushing. it’s really, really a bummer. If anything, it’s more painful mentally and physically, it really really hurts as well.” (quote courtesy of Robert DeFelice)