Dakota Kai has been on the sidelines for the past 5 months with a torn ACL, and fans have speculated about her return to the ring. Despite making a surprise appearance at Summerslam with her Damage CTRL teammates in August, Kai hasn’t competed since the injury in May.
Sitting down with The Run Home, Kai was asked how the rehab is going. Kai mentioned that although she is ahead of schedule, a return to the ring won’t happen until at least the end of January 2024:
If we’re looking at an ACL, particularly my injury, it would be about eight to nine months. It happened end of May, so it will be January, maybe February. I’m feeling good. I’m ahead of schedule in terms of my recovery. It will still be a minimum of eight months. Looking to be early 2024.Dakota Kai on The Run Home 28/9/23
Kai was also asked if she had met with WWE’s newest signing in Jade Cargill. Kai said that she had spoken with Cargill while at the Performance Center:
I saw her today when I went to do rehab, said hello. I’m so happy that she is here. That is such a big move. It’s cool. Talent is talent wherever you are. It’s very cool to see that dream matches being created and with her coming over, it’s very much a good thing.Dakota Kai on The Run Home 28/9/23