Adam Copeland suffered tibia fracture at AEW Double or Nothing

After pulling off a daring jump off the top of the barbed wire steel cage at AEW Double or Nothing, Adam Copeland is headed back on the injury shelf.

During the barbed wire steel cage match against Malakai Black on Sunday, the decorated wrestling icon climbed up the cage and jumped 15 feet off it to send Black through a table. However, the landing for Copeland was awkward. He tried to do a flying elbow drop on Black, but as he did it, he landed straight on his feet.

Copeland finished the match but appeared hobbled by the time he left the ring. On Tuesday, he gave an update on social media of his status.

‘I’ve been feeling really good lately. I’ve been having so much fun in the ring, and I got cocky, I guess is what it really boils down to,’ he said. ‘My brain forgets what my body always seems to remember a little late: is that I’m 50 and I need to make better choices. So my body pulled the emergency brake on me the other night and I ended up fracturing my tibia, which is gonna require surgery.’

Copeland said he doesn’t know the timeline for recovery but he expects to get an idea next week. It is unclear what it means for his TNT Championship.

‘I will see you soon-ish,’ Copeland said.

The 50-year-old is no stranger to dealing with injuries. Aside from damage through his body, he dealt with several neck injuries during his WWE career, and they piled up so much that he was forced to retire in 2011 after he developed spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal cord. It wasn’t until 2020 that Edge would return to the squared circle at WWE’s Royal Rumble, and months later, he suffered a torn triceps.

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