Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champion Santana is currently dealing with a knee injury.
In a statement that he posted on Instagram yesterday, Santana revealed that he suffered a stage two tear in his MCL at Impact’s Code Red event with House of Glory Wrestling on May 5. LAX defeated oVe (Jake & Dave Crist) and the New York Wrecking Krew (Smoothe Blackmon & Chris Seaton) in a triple threat tag match on the show.
Santana wrote that the doctor stressed the importance of rest to him if he wants to avoid having surgery and being out of action longer. Santana apologized for all of the events LAX have had to call off over the next couple of weeks.
LAX won the Impact Tag Team titles from Pentagon Jr. & Fenix in a Full Metal Mayhem match at Rebellion on April 28. Impact has had three nights of television tapings since then, with LAX vs. Moose & Josh Alexander airing on tonight’s episode.
Here’s Santana’s full statement about the injury:
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!