Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed posted a photo Friday night on Twitter in a hospital bed saying that he had to undergo a “knee procedure” this week.
Without getting into too much detail..bc of the attack after Elevation on Monday, I had to undergo a procedure this week to fix my knee. Story of my life..1 step forward, 2 steps back. #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/QtSga0eFeC
— Anthony Bowens (@Bowens_Official) May 20, 2022
He appears to be legitimately injured, but blamed it on a storyline attack that happened after AEW Dark: Elevation. Footage on Rampage tonight showed the Acclaimed walking backstage with the Gunn Club, then Bowens being attacked and going down screaming. It wasn’t shown or explained who attacked him. In a backstage promo on Rampage, Billy Gunn acknowledged Bowens’ injury and said that the Gunn Club and Max Caster look forward to his eventual return.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 20, 2022
Bowens missed about 10 weeks with a knee injury from February-April 2021.
It’s unclear how much time he may miss this time.