Adam Copeland Discusses Challenges Following Tibia Surgery

All Elite Wrestling’s Adam Copeland is recuperating from a surgery needed due to a fractured tibia sustained during a match at AEW Double or Nothing 2024. While defending the AEW TNT Championship against Malakai Black, Copeland suffered the injury, likely from a dive off a barbed wire steel cage.

Despite retaining his title during the event, the championship has been vacated following his injury. Speaking on the Busted Open Radio podcast, Copeland confirmed the surgery was successful, though he did encounter a minor complication.

Adam said: I had the surgery on Monday, and it was a success. I guess it got a little complicated just because of where the break is. It’s kind of right above the ankle joint, which is called a peon fracture, apparently.

“So the cartilage between your ankle and your Tibia and Fibula got squished, and then the break. I guess there were shards of it too, so they had to try and compact it all with the plate and the screws.”

As Adam recovers, the timing of his return remains uncertain. Meanwhile, AEW plans to crown a new TNT Champion at the upcoming AEWxNJPW: Forbidden Door event later this month.

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