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New details on Santana’s injury from AEW Blood & Guts


As noted, the June 29 Blood and Guts AEW “Dynamite” match resulted in at least one legitimate injury, namely Santana’s knee. As he left for a uranage slam, Santana appeared to pinch his knee and would be immediately rushed for medical attention. It was hard to get any more details until Chris Jericho appeared on a podcast and gave some insight into the seriousness of the situation.

“He screwed up his knee doing a simple Rock Bottom,” Jericho said. “It’s not over a cage, it’s not falling off a cage, it’s not getting hit with a barbed wire bat, or anything. He makes a movement of struggle and he is absent eight months.

According to a new report from “Fightful”, Santana’s ACL, the ligament in the center of his knee that prevents the shin from rubbing against the thigh bone, was injured. The AEW star said this directly to several people, and he went to an event in Puerto Rico over the weekend and gave up his championship during a home promotion while supporting himself on crutches. The report adds that Santana said he hasn’t had surgery yet, but we’ll update you when that happens.

With creative plans, there would be no movement to stop using Santana’s partner Ortiz on the weekly lineup. It was previously reported that Santana and Ortiz haven’t been on good terms lately, which is why Santana has started to drift more into singles competition over the past few months. To echo what Jericho said, sources close to the situation believe Santana will be out for 8-12 months.

Despite the disadvantage at Blood & Guts, Santana’s team emerged victorious after Claudio Castagnoli tapped Matt Menard with the Sharpshooter on top of the cage. This marked Santana’s first victory in the structure after losing the previous year to the Pinnacle as part of the Inner Circle.

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