The same night Samoa Joe declared he would be coming after John Cena in the Royal Rumble match, he suffered an injury to his foot. Word has gotten around from the Observer that it will keep him out longer than originally expected but it’s still unclear just how long that will be.
WWE pulled him from both the Mixed Match Challenge and the Royal Rumble but not much is known beyond that. In an interview with Booker T on the Heated Conversations podcast, Joe himself confirmed as much:
“As of right now it’s kind of a week-to-week thing. With these injuries sometimes they heal sooner, sometimes they heal later. They are going to do a little bit of an ultrasound, check it out every week. They’re going to be giving me treatments. It’s not something that can be fixed surgically. It’s basically a lot of time, rest, and elevation, and letting it heal. It just depends on how quick it heals. Hopefully, it will be sooner than later. Obviously, we’re going to be past the [Royal] Rumble, but I don’t know how much further past that.”
That sure makes it sound like he’ll definitely be back in time for WrestleMania 34 in April. So while it’s unfortunate he’ll miss out on a major event like Royal Rumble, at least he’ll likely be ready for the biggest show of the year.
HT: Wrestling Inc