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Thunder Rosa Shares Update On Injury, AEW Doctor Says Six Weeks Is ‘A Good Goal Point’

Thunder Rosa‘s road to her potential in-ring return continues.

Rosa has been out of action for nearly a year; she last wrestled on the August 10, 2022, episode of AEW Dynamite. Due to a back injury, she was unable to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship at AEW All Out 2022, and she later relinquished the title.

Rosa made a one-off return when she appeared on the May 10, 2023, episode of AEW Dynamite, and she has been featured in promotional material for AEW Collision. Otherwise, she has been doing Spanish commentary for AEW shows.

On her latest vlog, Rosa shared her meeting with AEW doctor Michael Sampson, who provided an update on the former champion. (H/t Fightful for the transcription)

“It’s been a long process,” he said. “Looking at the most recent MRIs and all the conservative stuff we’ve done in the past, you’re progressing well right now. You still have all the pathology in your lower back, L4 and L5, with our progression going into pushing it to the limit, but taking it sequentially, going week to week to week, we push a little more, if we hit a roadblock, we back it up a step. Over the next four to six weeks, we see how it’s going.

“So far, you’ve been progressing very well, pain-free. If we continue to do that, we know where we stand, get you stronger, get you ring ready, as long as you don’t have that pain, we’re good. We still have to protect your back. The pathology has not gone away, it’s just a matter of we’re treating it so it helps you improve yet also protects you from worse things. I would say [six weeks] is a good goal point to go to. Six weeks and see how we go with that.”

Rosa also appeared on Busted Open Radio and briefly expressed her excitement in response to this update, as she made it clear that she’s getting ready for her return to the ring.

As of this writing, it’s unclear when Rosa will return to the ring.WrestleZone will provide more information as it becomes available.

Rosa previously described how she looks at wrestling different after her injury. Click here to see what she had to say.