WWE has several names out on the shelf with injuries at the moment, with the likes of Nia Jax, Jeff Hardy and Big E all expected to be out for some time. Also on that list is former WWE Champion Sheamus, who suffered a concussion during a SmackDown six-man tag match on April 9.
However, according to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Sheamus may well be dealing with more than just a concussion issue and has in fact been battling several injuries for some time.
Sapp says that several people in WWE were surprised that Sheamus was still able to wrestle as effectively as he had been due to the injuries he was dealing with and the pain they were causing him. Sapp went onto say:
“Honestly the thing I was told by one wrestler was that if he got through WrestleMania that would be really awesome. Not as if they were hoping that or the company was hoping that, but that wrestler personally was hoping that Sheamus could get through this WrestleMania and he did and that was about it. No update yet, but man, with a bad neck and then you get a concussion on top of that, that’s not hot.”
We have heard reports dating back several years that Sheamus had both neck and back problems, the latter of which were said to be fairly severe. As Sapp says, a concussion on top of those pre-existing injuries is definitely not a good sign.
With Sheamus now in his 40s, the 10-year WWE veteran’s time as an active in-ring performer may be coming to an end. It’s quite possible that the decision to split up his Bar tag team with Cesaro in the Superstar Shakeup was because WWE officials believe Sheamus’s career to be over.
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