Lars Sullivan hasn’t been on television since a pair of handicap matches against Lucha House Party at June 7’s Super ShowDown and Raw the following Monday (June 10). Word was he was getting a MRI on his knee, and initial reports from outlets like Fightful Select was that the injury didn’t appear to be severe.
According to this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, contrary reports have been confirmed. Dave Meltzer writes that the injury is more severe than originally believed, and Sullivan looks to be out for the next 6 - 9 months. If this update is accurate, we won’t see Lars again until early 2020. We should get a confirmation from WWE about the injury, as they typically release official updates when a talent is sidelined for a considerable amount of time.
This is just the latest setback for The Freak. Anxiety attacks allegedly led to him missing shows in January and possibly lost him a WrestleMania push. The old message board posts he’d made before signing with WWE which expressed prejudicial and hateful views resurfaced on multiple occassions, and resulted in WWE issuing an unprecedented fine and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training last month.
We’ll update with any news about Sullivan’s condition or return to WWE.