Matt Jackson was forced to miss several weeks of action because of a partially torn bicep he had sustained at the end of March, but he recovered in time for his most recent AEW match.
On a Dynamite episode, he was hurt during a three-way match for the AEW Trios Championships in Winnipeg. He was kept off TV while recovering.
He returned back in time for AEW Double or Nothing, where The Elite lost to The Blackpool Combat Club.
Jackson wrote about his recovery, his decision not get surgery, and how he is currently feeling in a recent Instagram post. He added that doctors insisted he has the procedure to repair it immediately.
“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.”
You can check out his post below: