Santana of LAX sidelined by a knee injury

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Santana of the LAX tag team announced that he suffered a stage 2 tear of his left MCL while working a match at the Impact Wrestling Code Red event. “The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show,” he wrote on Instagram. “Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match. He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time.”

Powell’s POV: Online medical websites list the typical recovery time from a stage 2 MCL tear as being two to four weeks. While Santana will miss some independent bookings, the recovery time assessment suggests there is a chance he will be back in time for the next Impact Wrestling television tapings on June 6-7 in Queens, New York at Melrose Ballroom. Here’s wishing him the best in his recovery.

 

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It’s been a rough few days for me but PMA is everything in these cases. Like I’ve said before, sometimes we need UNFRIENDLY reminders to take it easy. This past Sunday at Impact’s show in Queens, I suffered a knee injury during our match. I knew something was wrong right away because it was a feeling I’ve never felt before. The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show. Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match. He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time. That’s a risk I’m truly not willing to take, especially at the point we’re at now. I’m FINALLY listening to my body. I have a family who depend on me. It’s stressful and depressing but I’m trying to look at the glass half full and realize that I’ll get to spend more time with them. I want to apologize to all the events we had to call off the next couple of weeks and to all the fans who were expecting to see us. Thank you for your endless support thru every step of our journey. I AM OK AND WILL BE BACK SOON, NASTIER THAN EVER!

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