Posts Tagged ‘Shoulder Injury’

With AEW already having several names out of action with various injury issues, Buddy Matthews has revealed that he’s currently dealing with a shoulder problem.

Taking to Instagram, the House of Black man detailed how he’s “dealing with a shoulder injury which limits a lot of my shoulder movements”. Matthews didn’t give any further details on the severity of the injury, when he picked it up, or if it’ll mean a spell on the sidelines.

As of this writing, AEW has CM Punk out with a broken foot, today saw it reported that Bryan Danielson “probably won’t wrestle for quite some time”, Adam Cole is generally banged up, Matt Hardy is dealing with knee issues, and Jeff Hardy was of course suspended without pay due to his latest DUI arrest.

That’s a lot of talent for any promotion to be unable to call upon, and now it remains to be seen just how bad Buddy Matthews’ shoulder problem is. The fact that he’s still able to lift weights, as shown in his Insta video, is hopefully a positive sign.

To circle back to Bryan Danielson, tonight’s AEW Dynamite will see the American Dragon discuss his status for AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door this Sunday and for Blood & Guts next Wednesday. As per Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio, the belief is that Danielson will miss both of these shows due to the unspecified issue that has kept him out of action since Double or Nothing last month.

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy is expected to miss approximately six months after undergoing a left shoulder arthroscopic stabilization procedure, the team announced Friday.

Under that recovery timeline, the Bruins may not get their star blue-liner back until December.

McAvoy isn’t the only Bruins defenseman who went under the knife Friday. Matt Grzelcyk received a right shoulder open stabilization procedure and is expected to be sidelined for five months, while Mike Reilly‘s recovery is set to take three months after he underwent a procedure to repair his right ankle tendon and remove bone fragments.

In addition to McAvoy and Grzelcyk, the Bruins will likely also start the season without star forward Brad Marchand. The 34-year-old underwent successful surgery on both hips May 27 and is slated to miss approximately six months.

McAvoy led his team in ice time (24:38) this regular season while pacing all Boston blue-liners with 56 points in 78 games. He also topped the B’s in average ice time (24:54) during the playoffs.

The Bruins managed to direct the majority of the play with McAvoy on the ice at five-on-five this campaign, controlling 57.8% of the shot attempts and 62.8% of the expected goals, according to Natural Stat Trick.

Grzelcyk’s 24 points in 73 regular-season contests trailed only McAvoy among the Bruins’ defense corps in 2021-22, and the 28-year-old averaged almost 19 minutes per game.

He didn’t play in Games 6 and 7 of the Bruins’ first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes due to an undisclosed issue.

Reilly, meanwhile, contributed four goals and 13 assists in 70 regular-season games.

All Elite Wrestling’s next pay-per-view, Double Or Nothing 2022, takes place on Sunday 29 May – and is likely to go down without Kenny Omega.

Dave Meltzer reported on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that while specifics on the former AEW World Champion’s injury recovery are thin on the ground, things “don’t sound promising” for him and Double Or Nothing. The absent star is unlikely to make it to Las Vegas.

Omega has been away from professional wrestling since November 2021, when he took time off to undergo surgery and heal from myriad issues, including shoulder and knee problems, a hernia, and vertigo, many of which he had been working through for over a year. In March, Kenny himself claimed that while he had originally planned on returning that month, he was yet to undergo separate procedures requiring a recovery period of around two months.

26 June’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV may be a more realistic target for Omega, whose New Japan tenure means he’ll be one of the first names on the card if fit and ready to go. Whether or not this will happen remains to be seen, however.

All the best to Kenny in his recovery.

New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury that requires surgery, the team announced Thursday.

Additionally, defenseman Scott Mayfield will miss four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury.

Clutterbuck has six goals and nine assists in 59 games this season. His team-high 229 hits rank fourth in the league.

The Islanders signed Cluttberuck to a two-year extension earlier this week. The contract carries an average annual value of $1.75 million, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Mayfield has three goals and 15 assists in 61 contests this campaign. He ranks fourth on the team with 19:47 of ice time per game and second with 109 blocked shots.

On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez noted that Orange Cassidy injured his shoulder at AEW Revolution. The popular star was the only serious injury on the show. It is unknown how serious the problem is going to be at this point. Dave Meltzer did add that Ricky Starks is okay following the powerbomb onto the ladder bridge.

However, for Orange Cassidy, his injury had nothing to do with ladders. He appeared to pick up the injury when being launched out of the ring by Keith Lee. Cassidy was sent flying over the top ropes into Christian Cage and Starks on the outside. But he went further than them and took a rough landing.

That was the last involvement that Orange Cassidy had in the match, as he was checked on by doctors at ringisde. However, the Face of the Revolution ladder match was eventually won by Wardlow. He will now receive a TNT Title shot down the line, against either Sammy Guevara or Scorpio Sky. Those two men are competing for the gold this Wednesday on AEW Dynamite.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to undergo shoulder surgery that will sideline him until the summer, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The procedure isn’t expected to impact a potential Garoppolo trade this month, which has generated significant interest from multiple teams, Schefter reports.

The 30-year-old reportedly sustained the shoulder injury during the Niners’ wild-card round win over the Dallas Cowboys. Garoppolo won’t need surgery to repair the thumb injury he played through during the season.

He’s expected to begin throwing again before July 4, according to Schefter.

Garoppolo holds a no-trade clause that will expire on March 16. However, the 49ers have said they’re willing to work with the signal-caller to facilitate a trade.

San Francisco acquired Garoppolo in a 2017 trade with the New England Patriots. He led the Niners to Super Bowl LIV in the 2019 season and the NFC Championship Game this past campaign.

The Illinois native passed for 3,810 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2021.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that there’s currently “no timetable” in place for a Kenny Omega return to AEW programming.

Omega dropped the AEW World Title to Hangman Page at Full Gear 2021 on 13 November and hasn’t been seen since. Other reports say that the former champ needed surgery to repair a banged up shoulder – Kenny has also been dealing with vertigo since 2018, so needed to address that.

The Observer previously suggested that Omega would return to screens by February at the latest. It appears that has changed. Dave Meltzer now thinks it could be while longer before fans see the one time ‘Best Bout Machine’ on Dynamite, Rampage or AEW pay-per-view.

Omega’s pals in The Elite, including The Young Bucks, have recently been feuding with Orange Cassidy’s Best Friends stable on TV. That’s not a main event rivalry by any means, but it appears that’s also deliberate; Kenny’s absence meant a drop down the card for his running buddies.

So, there you go. Kenny Omega isn’t expected to launch a comeback any time soon. AEW’s next supershow, Revolution, takes place on 6 March 2022. Who knows if Omega will even be back by then.

Former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega put Hangman Page over with a couple of banged-up shoulders at Full Gear 2021 this past weekend.

Dave Meltzer reported on this post-PPV edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that after speaking with Omega, he had learned his shoulders are hurt to the extent that he cannot currently lift heavy weights. He can still lift the bar, however, and told Meltzer that he believes he can still wrestle without his shoulders at full strength.

Omega has since discussed his issues in a video with chiropractor Dr. Beau Hightower, revealing the extent of his shoulder issues after Hightower had performed a chiropractic adjustment on him (h/t WrestleZone):

“Yeah, I mean one thing that I can say is I have a lot of difficulty just doing a straight side raise because of my shoulder injury. I would have to really short of deviate to here to do anything. So to be able to go perfectly sideways is great. Yea, my range of motion for looking is great. My neck is feeling good.”

In the same video, Kenny revealed that he has also been suffering from vertigo for the past three years, forcing him to learn how to wrestle in a “spinning ring”:

“Yeah, it’s been an issue since 2018. I just get real bad vertigo, I get dizzy in the ring. The room spins and it’s been a new skill I’ve had to inherit, which is wrestling in a spinning ring. So to make sure I get that straightened out as much as I can as often I can is really paramount for my performance.”

Whether or not Omega will be taking any time off from wrestling in the near future remains to be seen, though he is due to defend his AAA Mega Championship against El Hijo del Vikingo on 4 December.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is set to miss several weeks due to a fractured scapula in his right shoulder, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

P.J. Walker will start for the Panthers in Darnold’s absence. Carolina goes on the road to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10 and hosts the Washington Football Team in Week 11.

Darnold was initially believed to be day-to-day after suffering the injury in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots.

The 2018 third overall pick started strong in his first season in Carolina following an offseason trade from the New York Jets. But he has struggled mightily over the last five games, four of which were losses.

Darnold completed just 51.9% of his passes for 797 yards and two touchdowns against eight interceptions in those five games. He also took 11 sacks and fumbled twice, losing one.

The quarterback threw three interceptions in the 24-6 loss to the Patriots. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule gave a blunt assessment of Darnold’s play after the game, saying “we can’t keep throwing the ball up in the air.”

Darnold also downplayed wide receiver Robby Anderson‘s sideline outburst toward him.

The Panthers benched the signal-caller late in the Week 7 loss to the New York Giants. Walker, a former XFL standout, took over from Darnold but completed just three of his 14 pass attempts for 33 yards.

Baker Mayfield isn’t ruling out playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback said Wednesday that it’s “absolutely” possible he could return for Sunday’s game after sitting out Week 7 to rest his injured non-throwing shoulder.

“It definitely (helped). A noticeable difference in range of motion and strength,” Mayfield said, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “Trying to get that strength back and be able to go as close to 100 percent as possible. But if that’s not the case, then we trust the guys we have out there.”

Mayfield is dealing with a torn labrum and a tuberosity fracture. The signal-caller had played through the labrum injury since Week 2 but was forced to the sidelines after aggravating the ailment and sustaining the fracture in an Oct. 17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Backup Case Keenum replaced Mayfield last week and led Cleveland to a 17-14 win over the Denver Broncos to snap a two-game losing streak.

While Mayfield is pushing to return, he reiterated that he won’t play until he’s ready to perform up to his standards.

“I said it last week, if I feel like I’m not able to be close to 100 percent and be able to help this team – if I’m in a situation where I’m going to hurt the team – I’m not going to go,” Mayfield said.

The former No. 1 overall pick has completed 67.1% of his passes for 1,474 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions this season.