Ricky Starks suffered a neck injury back in April and was pulled from an ongoing feud because of it. It happened during a match on AEW Dynamite against Hangman Page. He made his return in July and won the FTW title, but was out of action after that until last month.
In a recent interview with Instinct Culture, talked about his neck injury and when he was cleared from it. Speaking on how his neck has been, Starks said:
The situation is that I’ve been cleared since July, I had a match in Austin, and that was my first match after the neck injury, and I’ve been cleared there after. For whatever reason people just put together ‘Well he isn’t on TV because of that.’ That was never stated, that was never confirmed or anything like that.
Starks said that he appreciates the free time he got which helped him heal the neck. He said it usually takes between 3-4 months for any fractured bone to heal. He said he’s appreciative of having that time off from wrestling and still being able to be on TV.
[…]To have the time off, and to have the time where I am still on TV and commentating and things like that, I am very appreciative of it, especially AEW giving me that time to slow it down and take my time with it. Anyone else could have rushed me back into the ring.
Ricky Starks recently said that fans will get to see another side of him when he eventually faces CM Punk in the ring. He also considers himself an AEW homegrown talent and said if it were any other company they’d have rushed him into the ring without enough resting time.
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