Big E, former WWE Champion recently joined the Out Of Character podcast with Ryan Satin to discuss where he is at with his injury recovery.
The New Day strongman shared that his doctors have no concern about Big E’s ability to lead a normal life post-injury, but they’re still unable to clear him to wrestle.
The former NXT and WWE Champion suffered an incredibly unfortunate freak injury in March of this year when Big E landed directly on the top of his head after taking a belly to belly suplex on the floor delivered by Ridge Holland.
While sharing the air waves with Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character podcast Big E provided additional details on his recovery timeline.
“Essentially, the issue right now is my C1 is not completely ossifying, it’s not completely forming into bone but it appears to be healing fibrously so it’s kind of contained enough,”
“I’m not a medical expert so I’m gonna butcher all these terms but it’s good enough that they’re not worried about me in my day-to-day life, I don’t need the brace anymore, they took surgery off the table.”Big E
“I’d be cleared to live a normal life and I am cleared to live a normal life but I’m not cleared to be taking off and hitting suicide spears and to be taking back bumps. The nature of what we do is very physical and involves your neck and your spine and I’d like to keep that as intact as possible.”Big E
The next step for Big E comes in March when more testing will be able to begin after the one year mark on the injury.
“So for me right now, kind of the next step is they want to take a look at it again after a year, get some more scans. So, we are talking about, like, March of next year to see how it’s doing. We might also, along the way, at the six and nine-month mark look at it again. But the upside is right now I have no nerve issues, there’s no tingling, no weakness. I’ve been in the gym since two weeks after breaking my neck.”Big E
“They told me as long as your neck is in the brace, as long as you stay in the brace, you’re good for that. I’ve been working out, I feel great, I’m just really grateful, honestly.”Big E