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All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega has claimed he is “done” if he suffers another major setback in his ongoing rehabilitation.

The former AEW World Champion, who has been out of action since November 2021, made this statement during a stream on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel on Wednesday.

Said Omega of the “scary” situation (h/t Fightful):

“If I get another major setback, that’s it. That’s it, I’m done, I can’t do this ever again. Two times, three times a day, really painful rehab, not even knowing what it’s going to be like when I get back in the ring. I have no clue. It’s scary, actually. You see people, they come back to the ring and you’re just happy to see them back. There is a different kind of expectation put on me, and I think that anything less than what they are expecting, which is already unrealistic, is going to lead to a lot of ridicule, which is what I get every day anyway.”

Amongst other things, Omega is currently recovering from multiple surgeries to ease neck and knee issues and a sports hernia, all of which he had been working through for an extended period prior to announcing his pro wrestling hiatus. In addition, the 38-year-old had been suffering from vertigo – even in the ring.

Continuing, Kenny spoke of unrealistic expectations when it comes to his recovery, claiming people have treated the situation as if he can just snap his fingers and come back:

“You can probably understand and imagine how difficult it is, struggling twice, three times a day, trying to get things to work that maybe never worked before, and trying to re-route things in your brain to get around the things that aren’t going heal. People think, ‘Kenny is hurt, he took time off,’ snap your fingers, I come back and I’m 100%. Life doesn’t work that way. Bodies don’t work that way. Athletes don’t work that way. It’s very difficult to formulate a plan and to execute it. We’ll see how I do.”

Omega’s use of the word “done” will automatically lead to assumptions that he is planning on retiring should he face another roadblock in his recovery. Alternatively, the former AEW World Champion’s words could be interpreted as him not wanting to go through another long, gruelling rehabilitation process, which is seemingly proving too much for him to take at the moment.

Later in the stream, Kenny spoke of a desire to do more storyline-heavy work as opposed to performances carried by extreme, hyper-athleticism in the future, citing his acclaimed ‘Hangman’ Adam Page feud as an example. “Done” could refer to deviating from the explosive in-ring style that has made Omega such a success in professional wrestling, but has almost certainly accelerated his physical decline.

Whatever the case, Omega’s rehabilitation continues. All the best to him.

Medical professionals are still in the process of putting Kenny Omega’s battle-damaged body back together, it seems.

Dave Meltzer writes in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the former AEW World Champion is currently recovering following arthroscopic knee surgery, which will take about 10 weeks. In addition, Omega will undergo a procedure for a sports hernia at the end of March, which comes with a two-month recovery time.

As things stand, there is still no timetable for his AEW return.

Omega has been absent from AEW television this the post-Full Gear 2021 episode of Dynamite last November, on which he signed off with his Elite stablemates, saying he’d be taking time off. Sidelined with myriad knee and shoulder injuries, the aforementioned hernia, and vertigo, the immediate reporting painted a grim picture of Kenny’s physical condition after several years of intense wear and tear.

And if the injuries weren’t enough, testing positive for COVID-19 in January may have set Omega back even further.

It’ll likely now be summer before Omega is back in a wrestling ring. AEW and Kenny had originally planned for a March comeback, though it sounds like he still has a ways to go.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski will undergo sports hernia surgery next week and miss the remainder of the 2021 season, the team announced Friday.

“Zach has been playing through the injury for most of the season and as much as we would like to have him in the lineup, having the surgery now is the right decision and will allow him to be 100% before the start of training camp in the fall,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said.

The 23-year-old is a key piece of Columbus’ blue line. He’s notched 20 points in 35 games this season while averaging over 24 minutes per contest.

The Blue Jackets sit seven points out of a playoff position with 14 games remaining.

The Boston Bruins may be without two of the league’s best players to begin next season.

Brad Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair Sept. 14 that is expected to keep him out four months from the surgery date, the team announced Tuesday.

David Pastrnak, meanwhile, underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair Sept. 16. The recovery time is approximately five months from the date of the procedure.

The NHL is hoping to start next season Jan. 1.

Marchand and Pastrnak make up two-thirds of The Perfection Line alongside Patrice Bergeron. Pasta tied for the league lead with 48 goals last season, and his 95 points were a career high. Marchand collected at least 85 points for the fourth straight season, racking up 87 in 70 games in 2019-20.

The Bruins have survived major injuries in the past. In 2018-19 they were without Pastrnak, Bergeron, Torey Krug – who left via free agency this offseason – Jake DeBrusk, and Charlie McAvoy for a considerable amount of time, but the team still finished second in the Atlantic Division with 107 points.

Boston has been relatively quiet this offseason. Their only notable acquisition has been five-time 20-goal scorer Craig Smith, who may be asked to play up the lineup to begin next season without Pastrnak and Marchand.

Baker Mayfield criticized the Cleveland Browns‘ training staff Sunday for mishandling the sports hernia Odell Beckham Jr. has suffered through all season.

“Wasn’t handled the right way in our training room,” Mayfield told reporters after a win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Reports surfaced before the game that Beckham will require surgery on the injury at the end of the season. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver hasn’t missed a game this year, but his production has dwindled.

“He’s not able to run as well as he should be able to … and that’s frustrating for him,” said Mayfield, who completed two passes to Beckham for 39 yards against the Bengals.

Beckham sustained the sports hernia during training camp. A surgical procedure at the time would have sidelined the 27-year-old early in the regular season but would likely have meant he’d be healthier down the stretch.

“I think it could’ve been addressed earlier on,” Mayfield said.

“… He probably would’ve missed the first two (games), one or two. … It’s too late to do that. He’s fighting through pain. He’s playing through pain. That shows you what type of guy he is.”

Mayfield tweeted a retraction after his comments picked up steam:

“My intentions were not to throw our medical staff under the bus,” he wrote. “No I don’t know all the facts about Odell’s injury. It was emotionally answered because I can sense his frustration and I care about my team and putting us in the best position to win.

“Those people within our building know my intentions and where I am coming from. I truly believe that and I apologize to those that don’t deserve the backlash…. today was a good team win. On to the next one.”

Beckham declined to address the injury postgame or reports that he wants out of Cleveland.

“I’m not going to talk about any offseason stuff that’s going on,” he said, according to Scott Petrak of BrownsZone. “Right now the focus is to win, 1-0, and that’s what we did today. Any other questions about it I’m not going to answer.”

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is mulling over his treatment options, which include surgery, for a sports hernia that has been bothering him since training camp, sources told The Athletic’s Rob Rossi.

Crosby aggravated the hernia during Saturday’s contest against the Chicago Blackhawks, Rossi reports. The Penguins captain left in the third period and didn’t return.

The 32-year-old is weighing the opinions of medical personnel, and recovery from surgery typically requires four-to-six weeks, Rossi adds.

A different option includes a steroid injection and physical therapy, which would allow Crosby to delay surgery until the end of the season but would put him at risk of further aggravating the hernia.

The Penguins are waiting for Crosby to make a decision before updating his status, according to Rossi.

Crosby has appeared in all 17 of the Penguins’ games this season, recording five goals and a team-leading 17 points.


The Boston Bruins‘ top center fought through a serious malady all season long.

Patrice Bergeron revealed he was playing with a sports hernia throughout the 2016-17 campaign and may require surgery, according to Amalie Benjamin of

A sports hernia, per OrthoInfo, is “a painful, soft-tissue injury that occurs in the groin area that most often occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements.”

Bergeron was still able to appear in 79 regular-season games – earning a Selke Trophy nomination as one of the best two-way forwards in the NHL – but the hernia may explain why he recorded only 12 points from October until the end of December.

In six playoff games, Bergeron scored two goals and added two assists while logging almost 23 minutes a night.


Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to miss roughly a month of action after undergoing surgery to address a sports hernia on Wednesday morning, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

It was reported earlier on Tuesday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Lynch was set to miss a couple of weeks while recovering from an abdomen injury.

Lynch visited a specialist in Philadelphia on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

The Seahawks’ superstar missed three games this season due to hamstring and abdomen ailments.

Thomas Rawls filled in admirably in Lynch’s absence on Sunday, rushing for 209 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. It’s likely that Rawls will receive the majority of carries in his absence, with Fred Jackson and quarterback Russell Wilson accounting for the rest of the team’s ground attack.

Lynch carried the ball over 280 times in each of the last four seasons and his exceptional workload could be contributing to his injury-riddled campaign.

The five-time Pro Bowler has rushed for 417 yards and three touchdowns on 111 carries through seven games this season.

In and out from under the knife, Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd underwent surgery Friday in St. Louis to repair a sports hernia, the team announced.

Ladd scored 24 goals and recorded a career-best 62 points despite being afflicted by the painful injury for much of the season.

He’s expected to be ready for training camp to begin the final season of his current five-year, $22-million deal.

HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by the Houston Texans, is recovering from sports hernia surgery.

Coach Bill O’Brien disclosed the procedure Friday and said Clowney had been struggling with a groin issue. O’Brien said the standout from South Carolina was sent to a specialist in Philadelphia.

”We decided the best thing for (Clowney) and for the best team for our team and the best thing for the organization was to have sports hernia surgery,” O’Brien said.

The surgery was performed Thursday. O’Brien expects Clowney to be ready for training camp, which begins in late July.

O’Brien wasn’t sure exactly how long he’s been dealing with this issue.

”I don’t think it was too long,” O’Brien said. ”I think it wasn’t too long, but again you know, we looked at it as let’s take care of it now and he will be ready to go for training camp.”

Clowney signed a four-year contract with the Texans a week ago. Houston has an option for a fifth year, as in all NFL contracts with first-round picks under the current collective bargaining agreement.

The defensive end will play outside linebacker in Houston’s 3-4 scheme. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound Clowney is expected to pair with 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to boost Houston’s already solid pass rush. Clowney had 47 tackles for losses and 24 sacks in a three-year career at South Carolina. He has said he doesn’t think the transition to linebacker in Houston will be that difficult.

Clowney is the third top overall pick in team history. Houston selected quarterback David Carr in 2002 and defensive end Mario Williams in 2006.

The Texans have their mandatory mini-camp next week and all eyes are on star receiver Andre Johnson and if he’ll actually skip the practices after saying he would last month. He hasn’t attended any of Houston’s voluntary workouts this offseason after saying: ”I just kind of wonder sometimes: ‘Is this still the place for me?”’

O’Brien was asked if he expects the 11-year veteran and longest tenured Texan to attend mini-camp.

”I don’t know,” O’Brien said. ”I don’t know.”