It was reported earlier today that Samoa Joe suffered an injury but at the time of press it was unknown exactly what sort of injury he suffered or how long he would be out of action.
WWE has provided details on Joe’s injury and it is now confirmed that he suffered an injury to his right foot this past Monday on RAW.
“During his match, [Samoa Joe] felt a pop at the bottom of his [right] foot,” explained WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann to WWE.com. “We took a look and believe he has a plantar fascia rupture, which is a thick tissue rupture under the foot. We will get an MRI to confirm. Treatment includes a period of immobilization in a boot with crutches and platelet rich plasma injections.”
If Joe does have a plantar fascia rupture, quick recovery time is 2 weeks. If Joe does a full recovery, he could be out of action for six to eight weeks. If WWE opts for Joe to do a full recovery, that would put his return at early March, which means he would miss the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.
We will keep you updated if we hear anything else regarding Joe’s status.
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