Big E Provides New Recovery Update

Big E

Former WWE Champion Big E has given a new update on his recovery from the serious neck injury he suffered in March.

On the March 11th edition of SmackDown, Big E teamed up with Kofi Kingston to take on Sheamus and Ridge Holland.

When Big E fell to the outside, he was followed by Ridge 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, he landed on his head and neck.

After the New Day star was taken backstage on a stretcher, it was confirmed that he had broken his neck. He later confirmed that he wouldn’t need surgery. At the time, he revealed that his C1 and C6 vertebrae were fractured, but hadn’t sustained any damage to his spinal cord.

In May, Big E revealed that his neck wasn’t wasn’t healing optimally, however, by June he was finally able to throw the neck brace he has been forced to wear in the trash.

Now, in an update posted on July 4th, Big E has revealed that his C1 vertebrae isn’t yet forming bone. However, in more positive news, he said he is feeling “tremendous” and surgery is now off the table.

“Update! My C1 isn’t ossifying (forming bone) quite yet. The current plan is to get more scans at the one year mark & see how it’s progressing. The great news is I feel tremendous & surgery is off the table.”

Big E has previously opened up on how sobering it was to learn that his C1 fracture could have led to something much worse. He reflected that the news makes life feel even more precious.