Dakota Kai was released back in May 2022 but came back during SummerSlam that year, where she returned as part of Damage CTRL alongside Bayley and Iyo Sky. While she won championship gold afterwards, things just didn’t go well for Kai. Kai also suffered an unfortunate ACL injury recently and it appears that she underwent successful surgery for the same.

Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez squared off against Dakota Kai and Bayley as they defended their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. While Morgan and Rodriguez retained their titles, Morgan did not leave unscathed.

After all, Liv Morgan hurt her shoulder during the match. That’s not all as Dakota Kai ended up suffering a major ACL injury after performing a move from the top rope, in a bid to ensure Morgan didn’t get hurt.

It was expected that Dakota Kai was going to go under the knife for her ACL injury and that’s exactly what happened. Kai took to her Instagram story and uploaded a photo of herself at the hospital, indicating that she underwent successful surgery.


Dakota Kai will be out of action anywhere between six to nine months after her surgery. In all likelihood, fans might not even get to see Dakota Kai until next year. Regardless, we wish Dakota Kai a speedy recovery and hope she returns as soon as possible.

What’s your opinion on Dakota Kai’s injury? Will you miss her during her absence? Let us know in the comments below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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