Big E Provides Injury Updates Following One-Year Scan, Reveals He’s Feeling Great

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Former WWE Champion Big E has been out of action since the March 11th, 2022, edition of Smackdown after landing on his neck and fracturing his C1 vertebra and C6 vertebra following an overhead belly-to-belly suplex outside the ring from Ridge Holland.

Speaking recently to Battle & Eli on the Battleground podcast, Big E shared an update on his neck injury following his one-year scans, revealing that whilst he’s feeling great and is in no physical pain, that’s not a guarantee that he’s ready to return to the ring.

“Yeah, 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, but from my perspective, I feel great. I have no functional issues, [and] no pain issues. I’ve been in the gym since two weeks after I broke my neck. I’m feeling great. I’m really grateful for all of that. 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

Last month, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that prior to Kofi Kingston sustaining an injury, Big E was set to make an appearance at WrestleMania 39 alongside his New Day stablemates, however this was only set to be skit form.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the injury status of Big E as soon as we hear more, and we wish him all the best in his recovery.

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