Kenny Omega had an unprecedented run in AEW seeing him win world titles in multiple organizations. Omega’s body eventually needed time off to heal from various injuries. Kenny’s recovery process was going to have to take as long as it needed as he hopes to return to the ring with minimal pain.

In December, there was no timetable for Kenny Omega to return to AEW. The Cleaner has now painted a clearer picture of when fans can expect him back. There is still some work to be done.

Dave Meltzer had Kenny Omega as a guest on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio. Omega said he originally planned to be back in February. Then he contracted COVID and things were set back as Kenny had to miss some appointments. As of now, he is rehabbing his knee and waiting for surgery to repair a hernia. That procedure should take him about eight weeks to recover from fully.

“The hernia is absolutely something I want to get taken care of now. The last thing I want to do is…doctors are telling me, ‘You have the umbilical hernia, it’s going to get real bad eventually and you’re going to have to get it taken care of, but you can let it rip for now.’ I would hate to come back and let’s say something happens where it just tears wide open and my intestines are spilling out everywhere. It would suck to take this time off, come back, and immediately go, ‘No, I need this other surgery now.’


I want to get it done now. To be able to walk around and live life, it’s like a five-day process. To be able to take impact on the abdomen area, it’ll take six to eight weeks before I should be doing it or before I get cleared to do it. Maybe my healing factor would kick in and it could be quicker, you have to listen to the doctors at that point. As of right now, that’s going to be the longest recovery time I have to deal with. As soon as I get that taken care of, once that eight weeks is up, that’s probably going to be about the time when I make my return. In the interim, I have various knee treatments coming up.”

Kenny Omega is slowly but surely recovering. It is a miracle that Kenny was able to work the kind of schedule he did in that kind of pain. Hopefully he can get his surgery scheduled and will be fully recovered soon!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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