It’s been a few weeks since the American Dragon got hurt, and now we have a report on Bryan Danielson’s injury.
And, to be blunt, if you were hoping for a rapid recovery and return? You are going to be disappointed.
Let’s do a bit of recapping first, in case you just woke up out of a coma or something and were not sure what’s happened…
At Forbidden Door 2, Danielson worked a dream match with Okada.
In the midst of that match, he suffered a broken forearm….and FINISHED THE MATCH.
Not only did he finish…he won, with his LaBell Lock, which had to hurt quite a bit.
Right after the match, news of the break was out, and everyone began doing the math.
The initial expectation or hope? Maybe down 6 weeks, which would just get him back in time for the Wembley show.
However, not long after, once the medical specialists got a look at things, well, expectations were changed.
Report On Bryan Danielson’s Injury
So, with Blood and Guts approaching, AEW’s big boss Tony Khan held a press call.
One topic that came up was Bryan’s health.
As covered by Wrestling Observer, Khan remarked as follows:
This echoes what we heard from Danielson’s wife, the former Brie Bella.
He finished the match with a more significant break, requiring more time to heal and rehab.
On top of the Forbidden Door injury, there were indications that Danielson had already been working banged up.
It is possible that the former WWE Champion is getting some extended time off to get better from the broken arm, as well as anything else that was ailing him.
Especially once it was clear he would not be medically allowed to work in the UK, it makes more sense for AEW to get him healthy.