Kris Statlander is gaining more and more popularity within AEW and has serious plans for her career. However, due to the injury she had in 2020 when she tore the ACL, Kris now has to wear a knee brace. These are all precautionary measures that will reduce the chances of possible re-injury.
“I don’t want to wear it anymore, but I am forced to. I hate it, I hate wearing it,” she said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc. “… I do have KT tape on under the brace, and then I have the brace on.
But those are strictly just to make sure that it doesn’t explode in there again. It’s fine, I am healed. It’s more just to make sure it doesn’t happen again because it’s awful”.
Kris Statlander and braces
Statlander has no problems with the brace during matches.
The reason for this could be the tall boots that are helping her. The short boots turned out to be a mistake, and Statlander now has to change her footwear to reduce the risk. We hope that her career will pass with as few injuries as possible and that she will achieve what she set out to do.
Kris still has a lot to show because she is a quality wrestler. “In the match, at the moment, I don’t really think about it and it never really seems to be a problem,” Statlander said. “The only time it’s a problem is if I’m not wearing tall boots because the tall boots help it from sliding down.
I was wearing short boots for a little bit and the brace would just slide down my leg every single time, so I have to wear tall boots”. Sometimes it's hard to fight when you know there's a risk of going through the injury-recovery period again. Mental strength, which Kris Statlander has, is the most important.