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Impact: Santana of LAX Releases Statement on Torn MCL

After suffering a torn MCL at an Impact Wrestling Code Red event in Queens over the weekend, Santana of LAX suffered a stage 2 tear in his MCL. He’d released a statement via Instagram with a photo of a heavily bandaged and braced left leg.

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It’s been a rough few days for me but PMA is everything in these cases. Like I’ve said before, sometimes we need UNFRIENDLY reminders to take it easy. This past Sunday at Impact’s show in Queens, I suffered a knee injury during our match. I knew something was wrong right away because it was a feeling I’ve never felt before. The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show. Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match. He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time. That’s a risk I’m truly not willing to take, especially at the point we’re at now. I’m FINALLY listening to my body. I have a family who depend on me. It’s stressful and depressing but I’m trying to look at the glass half full and realize that I’ll get to spend more time with them. I want to apologize to all the events we had to call off the next couple of weeks and to all the fans who were expecting to see us. Thank you for your endless support thru every step of our journey. I AM OK AND WILL BE BACK SOON, NASTIER THAN EVER!

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An injury like this will likely require some significant time for recovery. While Santana is looking to avoid surgery through rest, only time will tell if he can fully heal without any type of surgical repair.

The full statement released by Santana can be seen below:

“It’s been a rough few days for me but PMA is everything in these cases. Like I’ve said before, sometimes we need UNFRIENDLY reminders to take it easy. This past Sunday at Impact’s show in Queens, I suffered a knee injury during our match. I knew something was wrong right away because it was a feeling I’ve never felt before.

The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show. Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match. He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time.

That’s a risk I’m truly not willing to take, especially at the point we’re at now. I’m FINALLY listening to my body. I have a family who depend on me. It’s stressful and depressing but I’m trying to look at the glass half full and realize that I’ll get to spend more time with them. I want to apologize to all the events we had to call off the next couple of weeks and to all the fans who were expecting to see us. Thank you for your endless support thru every step of our journey.

I AM OK AND WILL BE BACK SOON, NASTIER THAN EVER!”

Santana of LAX

This is an unfortunate turn of events for Santana and LAX as far as the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championships are concerned as they only recently won them from The Lucha Bros. It isn’t known if they will have to be vacated at this time but more information will likely be available sooner than later.

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