AEW’s Matt Jackson explains decision to avoid surgery for torn biceps

Matt Jackson says doctors advised him to undergo surgery to repair the torn biceps he suffered in March. 

Had Jackson gone through with the surgery, he would have been out of action for six to seven months. This likely would have disrupted The Elite's program with The Blackpool Combat Club and reunion with Hangman Page. 

He detailed his decision to avoid surgery in a social media post on Tuesday. 

Matt Jackson wrote:

I got hurt about 10 weeks ago, literally on day one of the beginning of a very important story that we started. I was told there was a good chance I wouldn’t be cleared to perform again for 6-7 months after surgery. Surgeons insisted I get the muscle repaired immediately. I opted not to do surgery, but rather try other therapeutic options that’d get me back quicker. I had faith that through proper rehabilitation, supplementation & prayer, I’d be back wrestling with a target goal of Double or Nothing.

There was clearly a lot of doubt, but I wasn’t going to miss it no matter what. In fact, I wasn’t going to miss any of the events leading to it either. During the process, I lived in fear that I was making a huge mistake. That my arm would never be the same again, or that I’d lose a bunch of strength. I had anxiety and many sleepless nights, that I’d let everyone including myself down.

Thankfully my wife Dana, my family, close friends, & various medical staff members supported & showed their love these past couple of months. And, I hit my target. Wrestling with my ELITE family by my side in Las Vegas meant so much to me because the journey there was pretty rough. 

Thank you to everyone who’s put up with me, my endless chatter about my rehab, and asking you to watch me flex so you can tell me how great I look. 😂

A few days removed from my first match back, my arm is great. My strength is completely back & I couldn’t be happier. Everything else on my body, including my foot? Not so much.

Jackson suffered the injury on the March 15 episode of Dynamite during the three-way Trios title match featuring The Elite, Jericho Appreciation Society, and House of Black. He was cleared to return on May 12 and wrestled his first match back at Double or Nothing. 

Following interference from Don Callis and Konsuke Takeshita, The BCC defeated The Elite in the Anarchy in the Arena match on Sunday's pay-per-view.

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