‘The Modern Day Maharaja’ Jinder Mahal has given an update on his current injury which has kept him out of action since May 2020.
Taking to social media, the former WWE Champion posted a workout video on his Instagram account with a tribute caption to the later Jon ‘Brodie Lee’ Huber:
“It’s Thursday. You know what that means…shoulder day.”
Jinder Mahal underwent knee surgery in June last year, after being stricken with injuries in 2019. Unfortunately, the star had only just returned to action two months prior before he was forced out of action again to undergo what was described at the time as a ‘minor operation.’
Sadly, the procedure ended up doling out more damage to the talent’s knee than originally expected and doctors have not – at time of writing – given him a return date.
The complications came as a blow to Mahal and WWE as the powerhouse is heavily rumoured to not only be involved in the upcoming NXT India project which is slated to begin on January 26 from the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center, but was slated to be the brand’s figurehead, their very own Pete Dunne to help give the fledgling show a solid base on which to build.
While Mahal will still be able to appear on the inaugural NXT India show which will be an eight-man tournament to crown the premier NXT Indian Champion, it is highly unlikely that we will see him compete for some considerable time to come.
The last time Jinder Mahal competed in a WWE ring was on May 22, 2020, when he defeated Akira Tozawa in just under six minutes on WWE Main Event.