AJ Styles was injured during a WWE live event match, which led to Styles getting helped to the back after the match was over.
Ever since AJ Styles joined WWE in January 2016, he’s had a spectacular run in the company that includes two lengthy reigns as the WWE Champion while also holding the United States, Intercontinental and Raw Tag Team Titles in his career. The former IWGP and TNA World Heavyweight Champion is currently part of The OC group on Raw with Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson & Mia Yim.
There was a WWE live event on December 29th in Hershey, Pennsylvania with Styles, Gallows & Anderson teaming up against The Judgment Day (Finn Balor, Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio) in the second match on the show.
Towards the finish, Styles appeared to have hurt his foot or ankle and instead of getting the win for his team, he tagged in Anderson, who ended up pinning Balor to get the win. Styles was helped to the back after the match. The referee did the “X” signal for Styles, which means that there is a legitimate injury.
It was reported by PWInsider that the injury was 100% legitimate and not part of any storyline that WWE had planned. It is believed to be an ankle injury that will lead to Styles getting checked out by doctors as soon as possible. Styles was having issues putting weight on his left foot and that’s why WWE Officials helped him to the backstage area.
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When it comes to ankle injuries, there’s no way of immediately knowing how long an athlete will be out. If it’s a regular sprain then it is a few weeks while a high ankle sprain could be a month or less depending on the tolerance. If it’s broken or needs surgery then that’s obviously worse.
The last time Styles wrestled on Raw was on December 19 when he lost to Sami Zayn thanks to interference from Solo Sikoa.
We will have more updates on the injury status of AJ Styles in the coming days. TJRWrestling wishes AJ Styles all the best as he recovers from this injury.