Xavier Woods Injured, Likely To Miss WWE Royal Rumble

Woods will be out of action for four-to-six weeks

Xavier Woods has revealed he is on the shelf with an injury after tearing his plantaris (the muscle underneath the calf) during a recent match, and is likely to miss the Royal Rumble.

Woods made the announcement during G4’s Attack the Show, with the King of the Ring sat in his throne explaining how the injury occurred:

“Yeah, so I was jumping in the ring to do a DDT,” started Woods. “I spring off the bottom rope and grab the guy and then run his head into the ground hopefully shattering all the bones in his body so I can pin him and win the match, and make more money. So I did that part still but in the process — No, just jumping off the rope, so nothing like — not a shark attack, not a steel chair hit, not a machine gun, not a machete. I just jumped.”

Woods finished the match in question, but revealed how long he’s likely to be out for:

“I still had some stuff to do. But in those situations, you've got to figure out like, 'Am I hurt to the point where I can no longer like go forward? Am I hurt to the point where I could mess up and possibly negatively affect someone else's health?’ You gotta keep everybody safe in there, and I was okay. You know, this sucks. I can't do this or that but I can do this for this. We finished everything and it's all cool. So, like, four to six weeks, and I'll be good.”

H/T: Fightful

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