Massive E took to social media this weekend to disclose that he is not sporting a neck brace. The previous WWE Champion took an overhead-belly-to-belly suplex from Ridge Holland on the March 11 episode of SmackDown and fractured his C1 and C6 vertebrae. He fortunately did not endure any injury to his spinal twine and would not want surgical procedure, although it stays unclear if and when he’ll be capable of wrestle once more. He has remained persistently constructive in his updates on social media, typically thanking followers for his or her concern and effectively needs.
“So I acquired some actually excellent news, all issues thought of,” E stated in his first assertion relating to the harm. “The C1 and C6 are certainly fractured, not displacement thought which is an excellent factor, and I haven’t got any injury to my spinal twine. No ligament injury, and no surgical procedure, which I am very grateful for. And a professional tip. When you’re gonna break your neck, do it in Birmingham. They have been nice. Everybody right here at UAB has been nice. However for actual, this meant…a ton to me. That so lots of you will have been so type and reached out, stopped in to see me, textual content me. I do know I really feel like I sound like a damaged document however I’m very grateful, and I am gonna be alright. So bless you.”
“For these desirous of an replace, my C1 apparently is not therapeutic optimally. I will spend one other 4-6 weeks in a brace in hopes that I can keep away from a fusion. However do not you fret! I’ve acquired an amazing help system & what shall be shall be,” he wrote again initially of the month.
With E gone, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have continued to workforce up and feud with Sheamus, Holland and Butch on SmackDown. The pair talked about how scary E’s harm was throughout an interview with Scorching 97 earlier this 12 months.
“It was simply the scariest night time of my profession,” Kofi stated. “Clearly, the harm did not occur to me, however I used to be on the within of the ring. I see E go for that spear that he does, and he missed it, and he was on the surface there after which him and Ridge, go for that overhead suplex and I see them go up and so they regarded a bit of like wonky. However I by no means noticed the impression. So I did not actually – I did not know, you already know, I went over there and I used to be like, ‘Okay, every little thing seems to be tremendous,’ he is down and every little thing after which the match goes on. After every little thing went down, simply the ref was like yeah, I do not know if he is okay. I used to be like, what is going on on all sudden, the paramedics and every little thing begin popping out.”
“It was simply actually actually scary as a result of it is a reminder of how rapidly issues can take a flip for the worst,” he continued. “Each transfer that we execute, there’s all the time a component of hazard to it and by chance, for essentially the most half, we come out unscathed, however in these moments — actually my brother within the face because the paramedics are placing the neck braces and every little thing on there, placing him on the stretcher, you already know, it was very scary,” Kingston stated.
“Myself, Woods, and a bunch of the boys went to the hospital proper after and we’re simply ready. With COVID protocols, they do not actually let a complete lot of individuals contained in the emergency room,” Woods stated. “So we’re actually exterior, it is raining, we’re exterior the emergency room, and we’re simply ready for phrase. It is so unusual to say, ‘Fortunately, he solely broke [his C1 and C6 vertebrae]’ Have you learnt what I am saying? He put out a tweet that put every little thing into perspective yesterday the place he stated he went in to satisfy the physician and the physician stated if he had damaged his neck a millimeter in a single course, he would have had a stroke. If he broke his neck in a millimeter the opposite course, he would have died. The truth that he was so sturdy and he had a lot muscle again there actually actually saved them and you already know once more prefer it may have been approach worse. He is simply been in nice spirits the entire time, so many individuals have gone to go to him, and simply ship him so many constructive messages, which he actually actually appreciates for positive.”