Johnny Gargano was a top star in Triple H’s version of NXT. The Rebel Heart left the black and gold brand to focus on his family. Triple H took over and rehired both Gargano and Candice LeRae. Unfortunately, the former NXT Champion is currently dealing with an injury.

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WWE commentator Kevin Patrick revealed during RAW tonight that Gargano suffered a “grade 2 AC sprain” and, therefore, was unable to compete on the show. Gargano took to Twitter to confirm his injury. He also revealed when the injury took place. Check out his tweet here:

I injured my shoulder at a live event in Toronto (ironic?), and the medical team is going to protect me from myself for a bit.. but you better believe I’m going to do EVERYTHING I can to get back in that ring so I can be that guy you all know I can be. Just let me in that Rumble!


It remains to be seen if Johnny Gargano will be able to make his return in time for the Royal Rumble premium live event. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more from the world of pro wrestling.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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