Sami Zayn has discussed his ongoing health issues.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are the current WWE Tag Team Champions but missed the chance to defend them at SummerSlam with Owens suffering from an injury. Owens was taken out by The Judgment Day in recent weeks to cover for his condition but is believed to have been suffering “for a while.”
On Raw in Minneapolis, Sami Zayn was due to join Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins in the main event to take on Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Dirty Dominik Mysterio but JD McDonagh – who had interfered in Judgment Day business earlier in the night – had other ideas as he ambushed Zayn backstage taking him out of the match.
One report noted that the attack was a cover for Sami Zayn suffering a “bursa sac injury” to his elbow but the star has since been on the show, brawling with McDonagh again on the 14th of August edition of Raw.
Sami Zayn dealing with many injury issues
Speaking on Out of Character, Sami Zayn opened up about his injury concerns and it seems that it might be more than just his elbow causing him trouble:
“I’ve had a lot of issues, I guess for a while that you’re just kind of battling through. It’s funny, when I watch sports, like hockey players or whatever, especially in the playoffs, after the playoffs are done, hockey’s particularly aggressive, the schedule’s grueling, and everything like that. So once the playoffs are done, it’ll be like, ‘Oh, this guy was playing through a broken sternum and three broken fingers and a cracked tibia,’ or whatever, all these insane injuries that they’re playing through.
“But as a fan and as a viewer, I’m just watching, and I just assume everything’s fine. But I’ve been battling a lot of little nagging injuries for some time, but nothing to the extent that would put me on the shelf. So [my elbow] is part of a nagging injury that’s just kind of gotten a little bit worse after this past week’s heinous attacks by JD McDonagh, for which there will be revenge.
“But yeah, there have been some little injuries, but knock on wood, thank god, I’m pretty healthy overall. You start to think about this stuff a little bit more as you get older, and you’ve been doing it for 21 years, and you’re like, ‘Oh, there’s definitely not another 21 on the backside of this.’ So you’re definitely closer to the end than the beginning.
“So maintaining your health and addressing those nagging injuries, I think that’ll become more important. But I still managed to give you a long-winded answer to a very easy question. My elbow’s alright, it’ll be okay. It’s not great, but it will be okay.”
While there has been no indication that WWE will make a change to the WWE Tag Team Championships as a result of the condition of Zayn and Owens, the company’s hand was forced regarding the Women’s Tag Team Championship due to the injury suffered by Sonya Deville.