UK Star Injured & Stretchered Out During NXT Download Festival Event in England; WWE Issues Official Statement

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While we’re still looking for details on exactly what happened, UK wrestling star Mark Andrews suffered an injury at Sunday’s NXT live event at the Download Festival in Derby, England. The former PROGRESS Champion was apparently stretchered out of the building after being tended to by WWE medics on the scene.

WWE has issued an official statement confirming that a “CT scan of Andrews came back negative, with just bruising evident”. Thankfully, the 25-year-old star took to Twitter this evening, thanking fans for their concerns and support, so it looks like he’s going to be fine. PROGRESS co-owner Glen Joseph also confirmed that there was “no real damage” found by scans.

Below is WWE’s full statement on the injury:

Mark Andrews suffers neck injury during Download Festival 2017

Mark Andrews suffered a neck injury on Sunday during WWE NXT’s time at Download Festival 2017 in Donington Park in Derby, England.

Andrews was quickly evaluated by WWE medical personnel. A statement passed along to WWE.com read, “A CT scan of Andrews came back negative, with just bruising evident. Mark would like to thank all his fans for their concern.”

Keep with WWE.com for any developments.

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