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Big E Provides Update On His Neck Injury, Says He’s Getting A Checkup Soon

Big E discusses his neck injury and provides an update; he explains that he hasn’t gotten his one-year checkup yet, but he will soon.

The fan-favorite star has been out of action since he suffered a fractured C1 vertebrae and C6 vertebrae on the March 11, 2022 episode of WWE SmackDown. The injury could have ben much worse, as he did not suffer any spinal cord or ligament damage. Previously, Big E has stated that doctors would check on him again at the one-year mark.

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Big E offered an update regarding his neck. He stated that he hasn’t gotten the one-year check ups yet, as they’re going to do that after WrestleMania. The former WWE Champion noted that he is able to walk around pain-free, but his neck is healing fibrously, rather than turning to bone. He stated that in order to bump, a wrestler has to make sure their C1 is all bone.

“Still haven’t gotten the one-year check ups yet. We’re actually going to do that when we get back home after WrestleMania,” Big E said. “Early April, during that first week, we’ll get another set of scans. Right now, the issue was, the thought was after three months I should be ready, but because of the nature of my fracture, I broke my C1 in two places, and it’s a Jefferson fracture. Sometimes, unfortunately with that injury, thankfully there’s no displacement, so we didn’t need to have surgery and all the bones were still in place to hopefully heal together properly.

” It’s healing fibrously, meaning it’s connected enough that I can walk around and no one is concerned that I’m going to be in any pain or have any issues, but it’s not ossifying yet, it’s not turning completely into bone. To deal with the rigors of bumping and doing what we do on a nightly basis, you want to make sure your C1 is completely ossified, it’s all bone, and it’s in the best shape possible.”

Big E continued by explaining that the plan is for him to get more scans in the first week of April and make more plans from there.

“The plan is to get more scans at the first week of April, have the doctors review them, and make a decision from there,” he said. “Your C1 is an important bone and I want to make the best decision health-wise for myself. You don’t want to rush. I’ve been in rehab for nine months, working on strength and range of motion and all of that has been great. That’s where we’re at right now. We’ll get the scans and move on from there. (Transcription credit of Jeremy Lambert of Fightful)

During his time away, Big E has worked for WWE at NIL tryouts; the company will hold another tryout during WrestleMania weekend.

Big E recently stated that he wants to make the best decision regarding his future. Check out his comments here.

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