Big E Gives Injury Update, Says Neck Isn’t “Healing Optimally”

Big E with Intercontinental Championship

Big E has given an update on his recovery from a broken neck, saying that he will be in a neck brace for several more weeks but remains hopeful of avoiding surgery.

On the March 11th episode of WWE SmackDown, former WWE Champion Big E sustained a serious injury. During a match pitting him and Kofi Kingston against Sheamus and Ridge Holland, there was a spot that went badly wrong.

When Big E fell to the outside, he was followed by Holland who landed a Belly to Belly Suplex on the New Day star. Unfortunately, instead of turning all the way over and landing on his back, Big E landed on his head and neck.

Commentary confirmed that the former WWE Champion was being tended to by medics, and he was later taken out of the arena on a stretcher.

Following the show, Big E posted a video on Twitter to confirm that he had broken his neck. However, the star later provided an update to say that, while he had fractured his C1 and C6 vertebrae, it had happened in a way that meant he wouldn’t require surgery.

Now, Big E has provided a further update. In a post on Twitter, the Alpha Unicorn has revealed that he will spend several more weeks in a neck brace as his C1 isn’t “healing optimally.” However, he is still hoping to avoid fusion surgery.

“For those desirous of an update, my C1 apparently isn’t healing optimally. I’ll spend another 4-6 weeks in a brace in hopes that I can avoid a fusion. But don’t you fret! I’ve got a tremendous support system & what shall be shall be.”

Everyone at TJR Wrestling wishes Big E a full and speedy recovery and we hope to see him back in the ring soon!