Some folks just can't catch a break.
That's the case with Ted DiBiase Jr., who suffered yet another injury during Smackdown tapings last night (March 6, 2012) in Connecticut (spoilers here). He was already working on a banged up wrist; now his ankle is the culprit.
DiBiase announced the unfortunate news on his Twitter.
"DiBiase Posse last night I unfortunately broke my ankle. Can't catch a break lately. Ha, Well I guess I did n a way! Its ok tho, James 1:2-3," he tweeted.
Interestingly enough, one of the folks to respond to him was none other than the guy who has supposedly murdered morale without prejudice, The Rock. His encouraging words to the second generation superstar: "Sorry to hear this bro. "Every set back, is a set up for a comeback" Stay strong & hope to see ya in Miami."
DiBiase would go on to say "they could put me in a body cast and I wouldn't miss WrestleMania 28 in Miami." Considering the big show is just a few weeks away, it's likely old Ted will be there in a capacity that doesn't consist of any actual wrestling.
The WWE report seems to back this up:
Ted DiBiase suffered an ankle injury that is expected to keep him out of action for several weeks.
"Ted sustained a Grade 2 tear [on a 3-tier scale] to his deltoid ligament, and he also sustained a calcaneal fracture, or a heel bone fracture," WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson told WWE.com after the SmackDown Superstar was taken to a nearby medical facility for X-rays.
I suppose WWE is counting its blessings that all these injuries lately are happening to mid-card guys who won't have a major effect on the show. Still, it's unfortunate because DiBiase is a young guy who is presumably one of the superstars the company will be relying on in years to come. He needs a big showcase sooner or later and a strong performance in a match at the biggest WrestleMania of all time would go a long way in accomplishing that goal.
Maybe next year.