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Sasha Banks Injured, Set To Miss Royal Rumble

Sasha Banks

WWE have announced that Sasha Banks will be out of action for two months, meaning she will miss the 2022 Royal Rumble.

Sasha Banks has been out of action since appearing to pick up an injury in defeat to Charlotte Flair at a live event in Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 2nd.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com noting that Sasha Banks appeared to have hurt her left leg or knee during the bout after taking a backbreaker from The Queen. The report says that Banks’ leg appeared to be awkwardly planted following the move before a referee checked on her.

The following day, Banks posted an update on her condition, writing that she was “good” thanking fans for their concern.

However, a new update from WWE has now confirmed that Banks will be out of action for between six and eight weeks. This means that she will be unable to compete at the Royal Rumble which is set to take place in St Louis, Missouri on January 29th.

The report adds that although there are no broken bones an MRI scan revealed a bruised calcaneus bone.

In the 2021 edition of the event, Sasha Banks successfully defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Carmella. Later that night Bianca Belair won the Royal Rumble match setting a huge bout between the pair WrestleMania 37, which Belair would go on to win.

On the most recent episode of SmackDown, WWE announced a number of entrants into the Royal Rumble, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. While it was confirmed that WWE Hall of Famers, Lita and The Bella Twins would be appearing, the biggest shock, was the announcement that IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James would also be competing.

Mickie James hasn’t been seen in WWE since being released by the company back in April 2021.

You can find a full list of entrants for both the men’s and women’s matches here.