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AEW's Tony Khan confirms Santana suffered knee injury at Blood & Guts

The AEW owner said it could be "a relatively long injury" for the tag team wrestler.
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For the first time since last Wednesday's Blood & Guts, AEW head Tony Khan acknowledged the injury Santana suffered in that match, confirming that it was a knee injury.

One half of the Santana & Ortiz tag team injured his left knee during a uranage spot with Daniel Garcia mere minutes after he entered the double cage. It was a non-contact injury.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio Wednesday, Khan didn't give any details as to the severity or his timetable for return other than saying "it could be a relatively long injury." 

Khan said he talked to Santana after the match and that the company will stand by him and support him through his recovery which "is the right thing to do."

On Monday, Santana commented publicly for the first time since sustaining the injury -- a thank you with nothing further added.

The 31-year-old made his AEW in-ring debut along with Ortiz on the first Dynamite, teaming with Chris Jericho against Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks. While primarily a tag team wrestler, but has also ventured into singles action on the indies with high profile matches on Terminus and Warrior Wrestling this year.

He has suffered a knee injury before, sustaining a stage two tear in his MCL in May 2019 while in Impact Wrestling that kept him out a few weeks.