Joey Ryan to Require Surgery Due to Injury

Joey Ryan announced today that he has learned that the pectoral injury he suffered at the November 7 Pro Wrestling Religion event in Austin, TX will require surgery. It is not yet known how long Ryan will be out of action after the surgery.

While Ryan injured his left pectoral muscle on November 7, he still wrestled his scheduled match for MLW in Chicago, IL on November 8. He was not experiencing pain and still had full range of motion, but his chest and arm were bruising badly. That lead him to cancel his remaining bookings that weekend and return to Los Angeles to be evaluated by doctors.

Ryan had an MRI done earlier this week, and today he was told that the MRI showed an acute tear of the left pectoral major including a high-grade tear of the clavicular head at the myotendinous junction, a high-grade intratendinous tear of the sternal head with retraction and hemorrhage into the muscle belly, and disorganized fibers of the muscle-tendon tear identified within the deltopectoral groove.

The doctors recommended that Ryan get surgery, and he plans to schedule an appointment early next week. He will not know how long he will be out of action until after he meets with the surgeon.

Ryan was scheduled to wrestle at Bar Wrestling in Baldwin Park last night and face Nick Gage for the GCW Heavyweight Championship at Joey Janela’s LA Confidential in Los Angeles on November tonight, but had to pull out of both of those matches. He still made an appearance at Bar Wrestling, where he is also the owner, to meet with fans. He will still be making his trip to Australia with World Series Wrestling, but in a non-wrestling capacity.

With the injury he has partnered with Joey Janela, who is also out of action for some time, to create a special “Broken Joeys” t-shirt that will be available on Black Friday at Pro Wrestling Tees.

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