AEW’s Matt Jackson Explains Decision Not To Have Surgery On Torn Bicep

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The Young Bucks’ Matt Jackson has revealed the reasoning behind his decision not to have surgery to repair his torn bicep despite doctors’ advice.

This past Sunday a AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, and the Young Bucks) teamed in a losing effort to the Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta) inside Anarchy in the Arena, following a shocking betrayal from Konosuke Takeshita.

During the early stages of the feud back in March, Matt Jackson suffered a torn bicep, with surgery likely to have put him on the shelf for up to six to seven months. Jackson recently added a post to his Instagram account, detailing his decision not to move forward with surgery despite doctors advising him to do so.

“I got hurt about 10 weeks ago, literally on day one of the beginning of a very important story that we started. I was told there was a good chance I wouldn’t be cleared to perform again for 6-7 months after surgery. Surgeons insisted I get the muscle repaired immediately. I opted not to do surgery, but rather try other therapeutic options that’d get me back quicker. I had faith that through proper rehabilitation, supplementation & prayer, I’d be back wrestling with a target goal of Double or Nothing. There was clearly a lot of doubt, but I wasn’t going to miss it no matter what. In fact, I wasn’t going to miss any of the events leading to it either. During the process, I lived in fear that I was making a huge mistake. That my arm would never be the same again, or that I’d lose a bunch of strength. I had anxiety and many sleepless nights, that I’d let everyone including myself down. Thankfully my wife Dana, my family, close friends, & various medical staff members supported & showed their love these past couple of months. And, I hit my target. Wrestling with my ELITE family by my side in Las Vegas meant so much to me because the journey there was pretty rough. Thank you to everyone who’s put up with me, my endless chatter about my rehab, and asking you to watch me flex so you can tell me how great I look. A few days removed from my first match back, my arm is great. My strength is completely back & I couldn’t be happier. Everything else on my body, including my foot? Not so much.”

-Matt Jackson

Jackson suffered the injury during a three-way AEW World Trios Championship match featuring the JAS and the House of Black during the March 15th episode of Dynamite and was later cleared to return to the ring on May 12th, with his first match back being the aforementioned Anarchy in the Arena match this past Sunday.

Following Takeshita’s shocking attack and subsequent alignment with Don Callis, it appears this feud is far from over, and so it’ll be interesting to see what direction its taken in during tonight’s Dynamite.

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