That’s a bad turn of events. One of the scariest parts of an injury is seeing just how long someone is going to be on the shelf. There are some injuries that you know are going to be a lot worse than others and the neck is one of the worst possible areas to have injured. Neck surgery can put someone on the shelf for a very long time if not permanently, and we might be seeing something similar soon.
Last week on Monday Night Raw, Ivar of the Viking Raiders hit a suicide dive during an eight man tag but immediately threw up the X sign, meaning that he was legitimately injured. It was the kind of injury that required him to be taken away on a stretcher after the match and then the waiting game was on. Ivar’s neck was clearly hurt, but the question was how bad. Now we know a bit more.
According to Wrestling Observer Live, Ivar is scheduled to undergo neck surgery this week. There is currently no word on how long Ivar’s recovery time will be or how long it will be before he can get back in the ring. Ivar’s neck injuries have been built up for a long time now but the dive was enough to cause him to require neck surgery. It is not clear what Ivar’s partner Erik will do while Ivar is recovering.
The team could be quite great when healthy. Check out what we are going to be missing:
Opinion: This doesn’t sound good no matter what and it is a shame that someone is going to have to be on the shelf for such a long time. It seemed like a freak accident that made an already existing injury that much worse. Hopefully Ivar is able to get back in the ring one day, but at the same time, I hope WWE doesn’t just have Erik sit on the sidelines. It could be a long time before we see Ivar again and it would be a shame to see Erik having nothing to do for that long.
What do you think of the Viking Raiders? What should Erik do while Ivar is gone? Let us know in the comments below.
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