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The injury season continues in the WWE. What seemed to be a storyline injury angle has now turned out to be a real one and we won’t be seeing SmackDown superstar in action for months to follow as he’s dealing with an injury. Elias is currently out of action with a torn pectoral muscle and if the updates are any indications then he won’t be back, anytime soon.
WWE issued a storyline update on Elias this past episode of SmackDown noting that he suffered the tear and broken ribs during the hit & run angle with Jeff Hardy, two weeks ago.
The angle showed that Hardy’s rental car bumped into him and as a result, he was taken into the nearby medical facility in Orlando, Florida. Hardy was taken into custody as he was found intoxicated by the police officers.
It was previously thought to be a storyline injury that was supposed to be kayfabe. We thought Elias should be back on TV after missing the show, a couple of weeks. But Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline.com has reported that the torn pectoral muscle injury is real, and Elias is on the shelf due to the injury. It was noted that the WWE creative team wrote Elias off the TV with the shot angle on SmackDown.
Elias was involved in a feud against King Baron Corbin on SmackDown. After receiving several beatdowns in the past, Elias caused Corbin the 2020 Money In The Bank Ladder Match. He then defeated King Corbin in a tournament match for the Intercontinental Championship on the May 15 episode of SmackDown. He was all set to face AJ Styles in the semi-finals, but then WWE conducted the hit & run angle and thus Styles received a bye to the finale.
This week, AJ Styles will face Daniel Bryan in the final match for the vacant Intercontinental Title on SmackDown. As for Elias, there’s no update yet on when he will be back in action. It was only noted that he is likely to be out of the context for months to follow. Another superstar who suffered a recent injury is Jinder Mahal who was forced to undergo knee surgery for the second time. He will also reportedly be out of action for months.