Kyle O’Reilly speaks about his shoulder injury

Jul 4, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

Kyle O’Reilly hasn’t wrestled since the June 8 episode of AEW Dynamite where he won a battle royal and then faced Jon Moxley in the main event to earn a spot in the Interim AEW World Title bout at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.

Speaking on This is VANCOLOUR, O’Reilly provided an update on his injury.

“This October, I’ll be wrestling for 17 years now. It’s a lot of bumps, a lot of wear and tear on your body. Fortunately, nothing serious has really happened to me. I’ve been hurt a lot, I’ve been injured, but I’ve always grinded through, made the date, showed up and performed as well as I can in the ring despite whatever I was nursing. Sometimes, the medical staff needs to save us from ourselves. As wrestlers, we’ll go until the wheels fall off. ‘My shoulder is hurt? Okay, I won’t do any moves where I land on my shoulder.’ We’re crazy like that. This is something I’ve been dealing with, it’s a nagging thing that I’ve been dealing with, specifically, pretty bad for the last five years. In the last few weeks of wrestling on AEW, I’ve been really banged up and didn’t know the extent of it until now. I still don’t know all the information, so I don’t want to disclose exactly what is happening with me. I need more information and I should know probably this week what the recovery time is going to be and what the recovery will entail. All I can do is, if there is time off, use it to remotivate myself, get in better shape, and come back stronger than ever before,” he said.

It is unknown when O’Reilly will return to television. His partner in reDRagon, Bobby Fish, is also sidelined.

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