Update On Drew McIntyre’s Neck Injury, Expected Return Date

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A new report has shed light on the situation regarding Drew McIntyre’s neck injury that has kept the Scottish star out of action since WWE Day 1.

At WWE Day 1, Drew McIntyre faced Madcap Moss in a singles match. The ‘Scottish Warrior’ had a more difficult time with Baron Corbin’s ally than many expected and ended up in a tricky spot when Moss was able to trap him upside down in the corner. However, McIntyre popped up and threw Moss across the ring before hitting a Claymore for the victory.

Later in the night, Moss and Corbin ambushed McIntyre backstage, brutally assaulting him before wrapping a chair around his neck and hitting it with part of a lighting rig. After the show, WWE provided an injury update stating that he had suffered a “cervical neck strain” and would require a follow-up evaluation with an orthopedic cervical specialist.

PWInsider reported that the segment was a way of writing McIntyre off TV as he has been dealing with legitimate neck issues for at least the last few weeks and requires medical testing. The length of his hiatus will not be known until after he gets checked out. It was also noted that McIntyre was wearing a neck brace when he left the event on New Year’s Day.

Now Mike Johnson has followed up with a new report giving a possible indication as to when the former WWE Champion could be back in action. His report states that McIntyre is featured in an ad for the 25th of March SmackDown taping that will take place in Brooklyn, NY. Should he be able to compete at that event it would indicate that McIntyre will be back in action in time for WrestleMania 38.

Although Johnson does caution that the advertisement could “be a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing” suggesting that the advert does not necessarily mean Drew McIntyre will be cleared to return by that event.