Big E Provides Health Update On Neck Injury And Future Tests
For the second straight year, Big E won’t be in action at WrestleMania due to a neck injury and he recently provided an update on his future tests.
On the March 11th, 2022 edition of WWE Smackdown, former WWE Champion Big E and his New Day tag team partner Kofi Kingston faced Sheamus and Ridge Holland in tag team action.
During the match, Holland gave Big E an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Unfortunately, Big E landed on the top of his head and suffered a broken neck. He was carted out of the building on a stretcher. Big E hasn’t been cleared to wrestle since that moment took place over one year ago.
Recently, Big E spoke about how he had to get more testing done now that it’s been a year since he suffered the injury.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Big E provided a detailed update on his current health status.
“I still haven’t gotten the one-year check ups yet. We’re actually going to do that when we get back home after WrestleMania. Early April, during that first week, we’ll get another set of scans.”
“Right now, the issue was, the thought was after three months I should be ready, but because of the nature of my fracture, I broke my C1 in two places, and it’s a Jefferson fracture. Sometimes, unfortunately with that injury, thankfully there’s no displacement, so we didn’t need to have surgery and all the bones were still in place to hopefully heal together properly. It’s healing fibrously, meaning it’s connected enough that I can walk around and no one is concerned that I’m going to be in any pain or have any issues, but it’s not ossifying yet, it’s not turning completely into bone.”
“To deal with the rigors of bumping and doing what we do on a nightly basis, you want to make sure your C1 is completely ossified, it’s all bone, and it’s in the best shape possible. The plan is to get more scans at the first week of April, have the doctors review them, and make a decision from there. Your C1 is an important bone and I want to make the best decision health-wise for myself. You don’t want to rush.”
“I’ve been in rehab for nine months, working on strength and range of motion and all of that has been great. That’s where we’re at right now. We’ll get the scans and move on from there.”
Currently, none of the three members of The New Day are scheduled for WrestleMania 39 matches. Kofi Kingston is out of action after ankle surgery while Xavier Woods will be part of the Andre the Giant battle royal this Friday on Smackdown.