Elias was set to compete in the semifinals of the King Of The Ring tournament, but he went out of action. It was said the he had a broken ankle, but this report has been viewed with a bit of speculation at this point.
Brad Shepard reports that Elias will need a few weeks to recover, but he might still be on television. This shorter recovery time likely means nothing was terrible broken, but nothing is set in stone.
According to a source in #WWE, @IAmEliasWWE needs a few weeks out of action in the ring, due to injury. I’m not sure if he’ll be doing anything on TV (eg. promos) in the meantime. His in-ring return is currently October, but that’s not concrete. #OYDKWS
It’s interesting that Elias was pulled from the King Of The Ring tournament and then suddenly, the final match will be on Raw. You could speculate that it is a ratings ploy for Raw’s real Monday Night War against the NFL which they lost in a huge way this week.
We’ll have to wait and see if The Drifter will be around in the meantime while he recovers from his “broken ankle.”