Big E Gives Injury Update After One-Year Scan
Former WWE Champion Big E has been out of action since March 2022 after suffering a broken neck during a match on SmackDown.
The star suffered the injury after Ridge Holland attempted an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Big E on the outside of the ring but The New Day star didn’t rotate properly and instead landed hard on top of his head in one of WWE’s most frightening moments of recent years.
Speaking on the Battleground podcast, Big E discussed his current condition following his one-year scan and says he’s feeling great but that doesn’t mean he’s ready for a return to the ring:
“It’s just a complicated fracture. I broke my C1 and C2 in two places, a Jefferson fracture is what it’s called. It just takes a little more time to heal. We just did the one-year scans after WrestleMania, it was a little later because of WrestleMania.
“We need to sit down with the doctors at some point and figure out what the next step is. From my perspective, I feel great, I have no function issues, no pain issues, I’ve been in the gym since two weeks after I broke my neck. I’m feeling great. Obviously, your neck has to be in a certain condition to deal with the rigors of being in the ring on a nightly basis.”
Big E previously discussed his potential comeback to the ring and said he “wants to make the best decision” for his future.