AEW star Thunder Rosa has shared an update on her back injury.
Rosa has been out of action for nearly a year after she was deemed unable to compete at last year’s All Out in a scheduled match against Toni Storm. She made a brief appearance in a backstage segment on the May 10 episode of Dynamite, but hasn’t been seen since.
On her latest vlog, Rosa met with AEW doctor Michael Sampson, who gave an update on her condition.
“It’s been a long process. Looking at the most recent MRIs and all the conservative stuff we’ve done in the past, you’re progressing well right now. You still have all the pathology in your lower back, L4 and L5, with our progression going into pushing it to the limit, but taking it sequentially, going week to week to week, we push a little more, if we hit a roadblock, we back it up a step. Over the next four to six weeks, we see how it’s going. So far, you’ve been progressing very well, pain-free. If we continue to do that, we know where we stand, get you stronger, get you ring ready, as long as you don’t have that pain, we’re good. We still have to protect your back. The pathology has not gone away, it’s just a matter of we’re treating it so it helps you improve yet also protects you from worse things […] I would say [six weeks] is a good goal point to go to. Six weeks and see how we go with that.”– Dr. Sampson
As of this writing, it is still unclear when Rosa will be cleared for a comeback to an AEW ring, but she has kept busy by providing commentary on the promotion’s Spanish-language broadcasts. We wish Rosa the best as she continues to recover and we’ll continue to provide updates as we get them.
(H/T Fightful for the transcription)