Eddie Kingston's Injury Update: Potential AEW Return Timeline

Eddie Kingston's recovery journey after a serious leg injury.

by Noman Rasool
Eddie Kingston's Injury Update: Potential AEW Return Timeline
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In a dramatic turn at the NJPW Resurgence event last weekend, Eddie Kingston, a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), faced a severe setback. The incident occurred during his match against Gabe Kidd, where Kingston not only lost the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship but also sustained a significant injury, as reported by PWInsider.

Kingston’s injury was diagnosed as a fractured tibia—the larger of the two bones in the lower leg—following a series of x-rays conducted in California. The fracture resulted from a high-impact move where Kingston was suplexed through a table strategically placed between the ring and the guard rail.

The severity of the impact was heightened as his legs harshly collided with the rail. Currently, Kingston is undergoing evaluations to determine the best course of treatment. His recovery path may include surgery, which will crucially dictate the timeline for his return to the ring.

Kingston is hopeful to make a comeback by August for the highly anticipated All In event at Wembley, although this is contingent on his recovery progress.

Kingston's Absence and Replacement

The timing of Kingston’s injury is particularly unfortunate as he was slated to participate in a high-profile match at AEW’s upcoming Double or Nothing event.

He was to team up with FTR and Bryan Danielson to face off against the Young Bucks, Kazuchika Okada, and Jack Perry in the Anarchy in the Arena match. However, due to his injury, Darby Allin has stepped in to fill Kingston's spot.

Allin, recently recovering from his own ordeal of being struck by a bus, did not hesitate to dive back into the fray against The Elite. This year’s Anarchy in the Arena at Double or Nothing marks the third installment of this chaotic match type, which was introduced as an alternative to the Stadium Stampede.

It first made its debut during the feud between the Blackpool Combat Club and the Jericho Appreciation Society, and continued with a clash involving The Elite’s former lineup with Adam Page and Kenny Omega. Kingston’s absence is a significant blow to his team, but AEW fans can only hope for a swift and complete recovery for the "Mad King" as he aims to reclaim his spot in the ring and continue entertaining wrestling enthusiasts around the world.

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