Kofi Kingston was on the road to WrestleMania, with his eyes on the prize, but then an injury snuck up and took the former WWE Champion out of action. Now that Kofi is on the sidelines, WWE had to replace him in big SmackDown match, but there is a bit of good news for the New Day member.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Kofi Kingston’s injury is only expected to keep him out of the ring for about 5 weeks. This ankle injury was sustained during a flipping dive to the outside, despite the fact that he landed on “several people” who caught him.

This injury for Kofi Kingston was also said to be a “fluke deal.” So, it’s not any sign that it’s anyone’s fault, but it is one of those unexpected things that can happen in the pro wrestling ring.

Kingston suffered an ankle injury when McIntyre did a running flip dive on several people. It was just a fluke deal. The time frame we are hearing is five weeks. There was concern earlier it could be longer because he may have needed surgery and if he does need surgery it would be lengthy.


But all impressions are based on what he said publicly and the word privately is that he won’t be needing the surgery right now. The plan for the 3/10 Smackdown show was McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Knight vs. Cross vs. Kingston for the IC title shot at Mania but with Kingston injured he’ll be out of that bout

We will have to see what happens with Kofi Kingston on the road to WrestleMania. He does not have a WrestleMania booking yet, but anything can change in the next several weeks.

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are just coming off a stint as NXT Tag Team Champions. After they dropped those titles, the team tried to get things going on the main roster again, but this injury is certainly not going to help them accomplish that.

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