The Miz is not medically cleared to wrestle after suffering an injury at the WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view where he worked a zombie lumberjack match with Damien Priest.
The former WWE Champion lost the match, but more notably, Miz suffered a torn ACL in the process. The severity of the injury is something to note as there is a difference in how long he’d be sidelined. If it’s a partial tear he can allow his body to heal or even continue to work without getting surgery. However, if it’s a full tear then he would be expected to be out of action for around 7-9 months.
The Miz did an interview with Sports Illustrated and talked about it. He poked fun at reading reports about the injury and usually when reading about himself, he called it wrong information. He noted that he hasn’t released anything about being injured and feels like a million bucks.
The WWE star did admit that he will be out of action for a little bit of time.
“I’ve seen that I’ll be out nine months. I don’t plan on being out nine months. I was on TV last Monday, and I’m going to be on TV every week. We always tell children not to try what we do at home because it’s a very dangerous sport, and I’m a person that had never been injured in a WWE ring for my entire career. I had a match, and did I get injured? Yes, the answer is yes, I did get injured. How long will I be out? To be completely honest, I don’t even know that. I’m just working on physical therapy, getting everything back to 100% so I can give the audience exactly what they want.”
Miz did appear on last week’s Raw for a Miz TV segment. It’s possible that Miz continues to appear on TV while he recovers from the injury by doing talking segments. Based on Miz’s comments above, it sounds like that is what he’s planning to do.