Dakota Kai dealt with her share of ups and downs in recent times. This included her unfortunate ACL injury last year but now the Damage CTRL member explained why she didn’t wear a knee brace on RAW this week amid her in-ring hiatus.

Dakota Kai, with a history of injuries, underwent surgery to repair an ACL injury sustained in May last year while trying to save Liv Morgan. She has been in the process of rehabilitating since then.

Despite the injury, Dakota Kai has made appearances on WWE programming alongside her Damage CTRL stablemates, including Bayley, IYO SKY, Kairi Sane, and Asuka. She was on RAW this week and fans noticed she didn’t wear a knee brace, as they believed she was ready to wrestle again.

While speaking on her Twitch stream, Dakota Kai cleared the air on her in-ring return s status and explained why she didn’t wear her knee brace. Kai revealed that she simply forgot it while packing.

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”I actually forgot my brace, that’s why I didn’t have it on, on Monday. That doesn’t mean anything cause, you probably seen someone like Zoe who still wears her brace, I won’t have to wear it when I wrestle. I just forgot it. Don’t look into it guys, I literally just forgot it. I was just repacking.”

Dakota Kai also recently stated that she is ‘so close’ to an in-ring return for good measure. We will have to wait and see whether Dakota Kai will be making her in-ring return anytime soon.

What do you think of what Dakota Kai said? Are you looking forward to her in-ring return? Let us know in the comments section below!

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