The injury occurred during the match where Garza was teaming with Andrade to take on The Street Profits for the Raw Tag Team Championship. It appeared to happen following a knee lift to Montez Ford. Garza quickly tagged out and was suspending his leg up. Garza left the ring. Following that, Dawkins picked up the win over Andrade. The referee counted despite Andrade kicking out.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Garza explained when in the match the injury happened and what he felt:
Montez went for a kick and I grabbed the kick. When I lowered it, I went for the knee, but I put in a little too much force into it. I thought when I was going to do it, [Ford] was a little too far from where I was and I didn’t measure myself properly. When I tried to stretch my leg towards him, the other leg that was supporting it couldn’t handle it and was stretched out too much. That’s when I heard a small pop, like a balloon exploding. Everything around that area started to get really hot and when I tried to move the leg, I had that tension close to my groin and it was my quadriceps, almost reaching my hip. That’s what I felt. The referee came to me and asked if I can continue and I said no. I remember giving Andrade the tag and he asked me what’s wrong and I tell him that I can’t go anymore.
Garza stated he went for an MRI and it revealed a small tear in his quadriceps muscle. He claims this will only keep him out for 1 to 3 weeks, but if he had gone on the muscle would have torn completely:
“They told me to get an MRI and I got the results and thankfully, it wasn’t anything involving the tendons or with my hip as some outlets have reported. It was a quad tear and we already began treatment. I’ve been putting ice on it and bandages for the tear. Right now, I just came from an evaluation and we have been advancing through it incredibly. Thank God I just started to feel good. I still have more evaluations to do, but if all goes well, I think I might be out from a week to maybe 15 days. Thank God that it wasn’t anything long-term like five or six months. They told me if I had continued, I could have completely torn [the quad] and would have been out for a very long time. I don’t think it will even be a month to fully recover… I’m not going to be needing surgery, I’ll probably be only out for a week to three weeks since the injury.”
On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview, we wish Angel Garza a speedy recovery.
Spanish translation credited to Carlos Toro.
Kairi Sane gets new position with WWE
Kairi Sane has a new job in WWE.
Sane, who left the company in July to return to Japan, will be serving as a “promotion supporter” in Japan. Sane took to Twitter to make the announcement:
This is Kairi Sane from WWE. I will report on future activities. In addition to continuing to belong as a player, I have been given the role of a new WWE promotion supporter in Japan, and will resume activities based in Japan. Thank you for your continued support.
— KAIRI SANE カイリ・セイン (@KairiSaneWWE) October 2, 2020