TNA Impact Wrestling star Kurt Angle missed a lot of time at the start of the year when he had to have a procedure done on his knee. He had it scoped and cleaned out and returned last month to active competition. That didn’t last long, as PWS reported on Friday that a new Kurt Angle injury will keep him out of action for over four months.
The injury occurred in a match against Ethan Carter III. About two minutes into the match, Angle hit his rolling German suplexes and then stopped and grabbed his knee. Carter quickly hit some elbows on the knee. The referee tried to stop the match, but Angle wouldn’t let him and he finished the match. Carter won quickly and Angle had to be helped back. Because of how Angle acted, it looked like the injury was part of the angle.
However, it was a legitimate injury. Angle said that he heard the knee pop and knew something was wrong. The Kurt Angle injury ended up as a torn ACL and the early word was that Angle would miss the next four to six months. However, Angle took to Twitter and said that he would return in four months and 29 days and was starting training now.
Here is the interesting thing about the timing of an Angle return. Counting down the days as Angle relayed them, his return would happen on Oct. 7. Back in January, Angle said his contract expired on eight months, which is September. If the Kurt Angle injury keeps him out that long, he won’t return until his TNA contract expires. With the company cutting so many costs recently, there is a chance that match was Angle’s last for TNA Impact Wrestling. The next time that fans see Angle, he could be a member of the WWE once again.