As we noted last month, WWE NXT star Dakota Kai appeared to have suffered a knee injury during her match at a live event from Green Bay, Wisconsin on December 7th. Kai was teaming up with Kairi Sane and Candice LeRae against NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir in a Six-Woman Tag Team match.
She injured herself while delivering some kicks and needed to be helped backstage by trainers, forcing the bout to turn into a Tag Team match. Kai took to Instagram to confirm the injury, and revealed she’ll be out “for a bit”:
“I had always felt invincible. Working through minor injuries was something I never thought twice about because love what I get to do. ?I’m about to head into surgery, so let me give you an update. On December 7th in Green Bay during the last NXT Road Loop of 2018, I planted my foot awkwardly after a kick and I tore my ACL.
“I put off posting this because I wanted to focus on being home for the holidays and to be honest, I dreaded having to even mention this as I didn’t want to let any of you down. That, over everything, was and is the most heartbreaking feeling in the world. Unfortunately, this will take me out for a bit.
“I’m surrounded by amazing people, doctors, trainers and you. It helps more than I can explain, especially being so far away from my family. The amount of positivity & support I have received already has been so overwhelming. It’s going to be a tough ride, mentally and physically. I know that.
“The last thing I want is any sympathy…but hear me when I say this; Within my whole being, I know for sure I will be back stronger than ever. I will hit the ground, running. That’s a promise. ‘Above all, don’t fear the difficult moments. The best comes from them.'”