WWE.com released an update on Samoa Joe after suffering an injury to his right foot in his match last night against Rhyno.
WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann stated that Joe felt a “pop” at the bottom of his right foot at some point during the match.
Dr. Amann added, “We took a look and believe he has a plantar fascia rupture, which is a thick tissue rupture under the foot, we will get an MRI to confirm. Treatment includes a period of immobilization in a boot with crutches and platelet rich plasma injections.”
PWInsider is also reporting that Joe was scheduled to undergo a MRI sometime this afternoon.
If does indeed have a plantar fascia rupture, the best case scenario for a quick recovery time is estimated to be around 2 weeks. The estimated normal recovery time for this type of injury is usually somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks.
This obviously puts Joe’s availability for the Royal Rumble in jeopardy with the PPV being only 19 days away. We will keep you updated on Joe’s injury as more information becomes available.