We don’t have many details on this but AJ Styles was apparently injured during the Men’s Royal Rumble match.
Styles took a spear from Edge and, to make the move look as devastating as possible, he rotated in the air but the landing was not smooth. Styles landed awkwardly on his left shoulder and was checked out by trainers at ringside. He was also being seen by trainers when he got backstage.
If you go back and watch the match, you will notice immediately after the spear that something was not right with his shoulder and Styles made sure to let Baron Corbin and others know not to touch him because of the injury. Eventually, Styles communicated with Edge to let him know.
As a result of the injury, an audible was called and Styles was eliminated sooner than originally planned.
We’ll pass along more info on Styles as soon as we get it. He will likely get diagnosed sometime in the morning.
You can see the spear spot below.