Kyle O'Reilly dealing with post-surgical issue that he'll disclose at a later date

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O’Reilly is ready to rebuild and retrain himself for a return. 

Since the summer of 2022, Kyle O’Reilly has been out of action. He joined All Elite Wrestling at their Holiday Bash show in 2021 to align with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole, who has also been sidelined with an injury dating back to Forbidden Door

O’Reilly took to his Instagram page and provided an update on how he’s doing. He shared that he’s dealing with a post-surgical issue that he’ll disclose at a later date. He then credited a nurtirion coach that has been helping him manage his Type 1 diabetes. 

He went on to share that it was therapeutic to write his post out because he has not spoken about the mental health struggles he’s faced as a result of the injury. Below is his full post:

New year, new me. I hate how cheesy and cliché that sounds but in the case of Kyle O’Reilly and 2023 it rings very true. Dealing with a post-surgical issue (that I will disclose at a later date) has caused me a lot of frustration and I’ve spent the last few months of ‘22 with anger and confusion. In order for me to return to the ring I simply cannot come back as good as I was. I have to become better in every aspect of my athletic wellness. I have to train better, eat smarter and recover with intention.

Many of you are aware of my battle with type-1 diabetes and that also puts me at a disadvantage in terms of healing and recovery. Thankfully working with @thediabeticfighter has inspired me to regain control of my life and to finally hop off the blood sugar roller coaster. I cannot recommend this man’s services enough, in 6 days alone I’m spending more time in my target range than I have in months.

And of course I couldn’t pull it off without my trusty @eversensecgm. It’s astonishing how consistently accurate this device is and has been my tag-team partner for almost 5 years. If the transmitter falls off during physical therapy or when I walk into a door frame I can just stick it back on.

I haven’t spoken much about my injury and the mental struggles I’ve faced but I’m realizing how therapeutic it is to just write this down. Our words have so much power even if you’re just thinking them or writing them down. So a “new me” is a necessity to ensure that I will once again have the honor and privilege of walking down that ramp and stepping through those ropes. Expect more from me as the months go on and witness a glimpse into how I rebuild and retrain myself for a return that I can’t wait for you all to see.



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In August of 2022, O’Reilly, Fish and Cole broke up The Undisputed Elite and ambushed The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson). Just several weeks later, Kenny Omega returned to AEW and reunited with The Bucks.