Big E Reveals Broken Neck Isn’t “Healing Optimally”

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Big E has offered an update on his recovery from a broken neck, admitting that he will be remaining in a neck brace for a number of weeks.

The March 11th episode of Friday Night SmackDown was marred by a serious injury suffered by former WWE Champion Big E. During a tag team match which saw the star team with Kofi Kingston to take on Sheamus and Ridge Holland, one particular spot went badly wrong.

After falling to the outside of the ring, Big E was given an Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex by Holland. However, instead of the New Day star landing flat on his back, he landed on his head and neck. While Big E was taken to the backstage area on a stretcher, it was later confirmed that he had broken his neck. Although the man himself later confirmed that he wouldn’t need surgery.

At the time, the star explained that his C1 and C6 vertebrae were fractured, but he hadn’t sustained an damage to his spinal chord.

Posting on social media, the former World Champion has revealed that his recovery may be taking a little longer than planned. He stated that his C1 isn’t “healing optimally” meaning he will need to spend a further four-to-six wees in a neck brace in an effort to avoid fusion surgery.

With Big E out of action, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods continued to feud with Sheamus, Ridge Holland and Butch, defeating Holland and Sheamus at WrestleMania 38. In recent weeks, Woods has defeated both Sheamus and Butch in singles action.

Big E signed with WWE in 2009, later going on to become NXT Champion. After moving to the main roster, the star won the Intercontinental Title, before joining forces with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston in the New Day in late 2014. The trio have gone on to become one of the most popular teams in recent WWE history.

Meanwhile, E finally achieved his dream of winning the WWE Championship in 2021.

Everyone at Inside The Ropes would like to wish Big E a speedy recovery and we hope to see him back in the ring soon!