Sami Zayn has provided an update on his injury status, revealing that he’s been grappling with persistent issues. One half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, Zayn was slated to compete on the August 7 episode of WWE Raw. However, a surprise backstage assault by jD McDonagh forced him out of the match. Observant fans noticed an abnormal appearance of Zayn’s elbow, sparking speculations about potential injury. In the subsequent August 14 episode, Michael Cole disclosed that Zayn was contending with traumatic olecranon bursitis. Despite the setback, Zayn managed to defeat JD McDonagh in a singles match.
During a conversation on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Zayn was inquired about his elbow’s condition. He acknowledged that he’s been managing lingering injuries, though nothing severe enough to keep him sidelined. Zayn mentioned that his elbow isn’t in the best shape, but he remains optimistic about its recovery.
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“I’ve had a lot of issues, I guess for a while that you’re just kind of battling through. It’s funny, when I watch sports, like hockey players or whatever, especially in the playoffs, after the playoffs are done, hockey’s particularly aggressive, the schedule’s grueling and everything like that. So once the playoffs are done, it’ll be like, ‘Oh, this guy was playing through a broken sternum and three broken fingers and a cracked tibia,’ or whatever, all these insane injuries that they’re playing through. But as a fan and as a viewer, I’m just watching, and I just assume everything’s fine. But I’ve been battling a lot of little nagging injuries for some time, but nothing to the extent that would put me on the shelf. So [my elbow] is part of a nagging injury that’s just kind of gotten a little bit worse after this past week’s heinous attacks by JD McDonagh, for which there will be revenge. But yeah, there have been some little injuries, but knock on wood, thank god, I’m pretty healthy overall. You start to think about this stuff a little bit more as you get older, and you’ve been doing it for 21 years, and you’re like, ‘Oh, there’s definitely not another 21 on the backside of this.’ So you’re definitely closer to the end than the beginning. So maintaining your health and addressing those nagging injuries, I think that’ll become more important. But I still managed to give you a long-winded answer to a very easy question. My elbow’s alright, it’ll be okay. It’s not great, but it will be okay,” Zayn elaborated.
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