The Achilles tear suffered by Xavier Woods is worse than originally reported.
As noted by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, his injury is likely to keep him out of action for nine months to a year. So basically, he will probably miss WrestleMania and at worst, he won’t be able to return until late Summer or early Fall of 2020.
The injury happened last weekend while WWE was in Sydney, Australia and The New Day were wrestling The Revival. At some point during the match, Woods ran the ropes and then just collapsed. The referee did the “X” gesture to signal for help and the match continued with Big E taking on Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in a handicap match while Woods was helped to the back.
In an update on his social media accounts, Woods said that he recently had surgery done on his Achilles and he has not been given a solid timetable on when he will be able to return to action.
He noted that he’s sad that he will not be able to wrestle for a while and he thanked fans for their support. He also noted that his injury was a freak accident but he plans on streaming a lot and creating new content for his YouTube channel.