AEW Injury News: Eddie Kingston, Malakai Black, Darby Allin, Adam Copeland & more

— Below are AEW injury news and notes, both coming out of Double or Nothing and in general, as per

  • Injured AEW star Eddie Kingston is expected to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus on July 8, as per It is believed he will need ten months to recover, putting his return around May of 2025 if everything goes as planned.
  • Athena is expected to be sidelined “a few weeks” to let her ankle injury heal up.
  • There was a rumor backstage at last night’s Raw that former colleague and AEW star Adam Copeland broke his leg on a spot during the barbed wire steel cage match. While that hasn’t been confirmed, there was concern internally within AEW that he instead injured his knee. However, this morning, Copeland confirmed that he broke his tibia and will require surgery.
  • There was concern for Malakai Black, given that he lost a significant amount of blood, however, he was OK after his match at Double or Nothing and simply “banged up and exhausted.”
  • Jack Perry was completely fine after the Anarchy in the Area match despite being set on fire. He has executed that stunt before and AEW officials took extreme precautions to ensure it was done correctly and with his safety in mind.
  • Darby Allin went to the hospital after his match to get evaluated; he had multiple cuts on his face from the thumbtack superkick when upside down. After being assessed by medical personnel, Allin was released.

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