LAX's Santana Suffers Knee Injury At Code Red PPV, Posts After Visiting Doctor


It appears that Santana from Impact Wrestling's World Tag-Team Champion LAX duo is still feeling the aftermath of his victory over oVe (Dave Crist & Jake Crist) and The New York Wrecking Krew (Smoothe Blackmon & Chris Seaton) at the Impact Wrestling / House of Glory Wrestling "Code Red 2019" pay-per-view event on May 5th.

LAX defeated oVe and The New York Wrecking Krew on the show, however not without taking some lumps themselves. Santana took to official Instagram page this week to write about his condition after speaking with his doctor after the 5/5 PPV in Queens, New York.

"It’s been a rough few days for me but PMA is everything in these cases. Like I’ve said before, sometimes we need UNFRIENDLY reminders to take it easy," wrote Santana. "This past Sunday at Impact’s show in Queens, I suffered a knee injury during our match. I knew something was wrong right away because it was a feeling I’ve never felt before."

Santana continued, "The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show. Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match."

From there, the LAX member and one-half of the reigning Impact Wrestling Tag-Team Champions spoke about being advised to stay away from the ring if he wants to avoid possibly needing surgery and keeping himself on the sidelines even longer.

"He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time," Santana wrote. "That’s a risk I’m truly not willing to take, especially at the point we’re at now. I’m FINALLY listening to my body. I have a family who depend on me. It’s stressful and depressing but I’m trying to look at the glass half full and realize that I’ll get to spend more time with them. I want to apologize to all the events we had to call off the next couple of weeks and to all the fans who were expecting to see us. Thank you for your endless support thru every step of our journey. I AM OK AND WILL BE BACK SOON, NASTIER THAN EVER!"

Check out Santana's post, which includes a photo of his injured knee after visiting his docor, below.

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It’s been a rough few days for me but PMA is everything in these cases. Like I’ve said before, sometimes we need UNFRIENDLY reminders to take it easy. This past Sunday at Impact’s show in Queens, I suffered a knee injury during our match. I knew something was wrong right away because it was a feeling I’ve never felt before. The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show. Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match. He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time. That’s a risk I’m truly not willing to take, especially at the point we’re at now. I’m FINALLY listening to my body. I have a family who depend on me. It’s stressful and depressing but I’m trying to look at the glass half full and realize that I’ll get to spend more time with them. I want to apologize to all the events we had to call off the next couple of weeks and to all the fans who were expecting to see us. Thank you for your endless support thru every step of our journey. I AM OK AND WILL BE BACK SOON, NASTIER THAN EVER!

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