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Former AEW Champion reveals injury status ahead of anticipated return to television

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Professional wrestling fans have been eagerly awaiting news about Thunder Rosa, who has been out of action from AEW since August 2022 due to back issues.

Recently, Rosa shared an update on her recovery and a tentative return timetable, providing a glimmer of hope for her fans.

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The Injury and Its Impact

Thunder Rosa, a prominent figure in the wrestling world, has been absent from the ring and AEW for nearly a year. Her back issues have kept her sidelined, leaving fans and fellow wrestlers alike missing her dynamic presence.

The impact of her absence has been felt across All Elite Wrestling programming, with many fans eagerly awaiting her return.

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The Recovery Process in AEW

In a recent YouTube vlog, Rosa shared an update on her recovery process. She has been working closely with AEW’s ringside doctor, Michael J. Sampson, who provided an optimistic outlook on her condition.

According to Sampson, Rosa’s recent MRIs and the conservative treatment she has undergone have shown promising results.

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The Doctor’s Perspective

Dr. Sampson explained, “You’re progressing well right now. You still have all the pathology in your lower back, L-405. And you know, I think that with our progression go into pushing it to the limit, but taking it sequentially ’” so going week to week to week, we push a little bit more. If we hit a roadblock, we back it up a step. But I think you know over the next four to six weeks, we’ll see how it’s going. So far we’ve done a week or two’¦ and you’ve been progressing very well, pain-free.”

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The Road to and AEW Return

The doctor’s statement suggests that if Rosa continues to progress without pain, she could potentially return to the ring in about six weeks. However, he emphasized the importance of protecting her back and treating it in a way that helps her improve without worsening her condition.

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