As previously noted, Samoa Joe suffered an injury on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. The injury means that he will not be able to participate in the Mixed Match Challenge. Joe was voted to be Bayley’s partner but was replaced by Elias.
Thank you all for voting for Bayley’s partner in #WWEMMC, but due to an injury suffered on #Raw, Samoa Joe is unable to…
WWE.com is reporting that Joe felt a pop on the bottom of his foot. Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann said, “We took a look and believe he has a plantar fascia rupture, which is a thick tissue rupture under the foot. We will get an MRI to confirm. Treatment includes a period of immobilization in a boot with crutches and platelet rich plasma injections.”
Thankfully, this type of injury generally does not require surgery and would require just a few weeks of rest. WWE has not indicated how many weeks he will be out of action. The good news is that he will not miss WrestleMania and he could be back in action by the beginning of February.
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