That is some bad news. There are all kinds of injuries in wrestling and some of them can be very serious. You can tell when someone is seriously hurt and the fear comes in right away, which was the case earlier this year on SmackDown when Big E. suffered a serious neck injury during a match. Things have not sounded great so far and unfortunately that seems to be the case again.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Big E.’s C-1 vertebrae is not healing as fast as he was hoping. As a result, Big E. will be in a neck brace for an additional four to six weeks in an effort to avoid neck fusion surgery. Should he require the surgery, the recovery time is anywhere from nine to fifteen months, with the time usually being more than a year at least.
Opinion: That is terrible to hear and unfortunately it does not seem like we will be seeing Big E. anytime soon. What matters most though is the fact that he is walking and has the use of his limbs, because as bad as what happened to him is, it could have been so much worse. Big E. getting back in the ring again would be great, but right now there is no guarantee that is going to happen.
What do you think of Big E.? What should he do if he returns to the ring? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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