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Chris Dickinson Details Severity Of Hip Injury, Expected To Miss Up To Six Months

Chris Dickinson gives fans an update on his current status, as well as when they can expect him back in the ring.

Chris Dickinson posted a new statement on Twitter on Monday, confirming he “dislocated [his] leg out of the rear of [his] hip socket and in the process experienced an acetabulum posterior wall fracture.” He went on to say that the injury resulted in a clean break of one piece about the size of his thumb, and it needs to be reattached or the femur can dislocate again. Dickinson said he’s in good hands with his doctors and will definitely have surgery by Tuesday, if not sooner, and said he’s looking at a return timeframe of about six months.

Dickinson was injured at Saturday’s NJPW Battle in the Valley event while performing a top rope frog splash, and he was taken backstage on a stretcher after the match. Dickinson’s full statement can be read below:

So I’m going to give everyone an update on my situation. First off I want to apologie to the fans of NJPW and the company for not being able to compete at the Riverside event and future scheduled STRONG events today.

That being said I disclocated my leg out of the rear of my hip socket and in the process experienced an acetabulum posterior wall fracture. I will say the process of dealing with the pain of this type of dislocation is unlike anything I have ever experienced in my lifetime.

It’s a clean break of one piece about the size of your thumb that needs to be reattached otherwise the femur can easily slip out of place. Hip injuries are generally way worse and I’m in good hands with highly experienced trauma surgeons that deal with way more extensive injuries brought on by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.

I may be getting surgery today depending on a few other way worse automobile related accidents that came in but aboslutely tomorrow if not.

My timeline I’ve been given for recovery is within the range of six months. My surgeon just said because of my background and athletic nature if I do everything right I can probably do it in five months. I give my word I will do my absolute best to return to the ring as fast as humanly possible.

Thank you NJPW. I am blessed to have the best company behind me as well as the best brothers that stuck by my side all night on Saturday. I am alone here 3000 miles from home but to get have that in such a situation is the definition of respect and love.

I love you guys so much.

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