WWE: Wade Barrett out for 6 to 8 Weeks

John CramperContributor IIFebruary 21, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Wade Barrett is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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It looks like the "Barrett Barrage" is taking a detour.  Wade Barrett was injured during the 10-Man Battle Royal last night on Monday Night Raw.  According to WWE.com, Barrett will be out for six to eight weeks.

WWE posted:

"WWE.com has learned that during Raw SuperShow's 10-Man Battle Royal, Wade Barrett suffered a partial dislocation of his left elbow Monday night. Barrett will undergo an MRI for further evaluation in the coming days and will be out of action for at least 6 to 8 weeks.

The injury occurred following Barrett and R-Truth's elimination from the contest. As Truth and Barrett recovered from their eliminations on the outside, Big Show tossed Dolph Ziggler on top of them from the ring. The three Superstars were knocked backwards and Barrett landed awkwardly on his arm."

Losing Barrett is a crushing blow to the Smackdown roster. With WrestleMania just around the corner, the other heels are really going to need to step up their game if they want to replace Barrett. The WWE seems to be plagued with a multitude of injuries occurring.  Hopefully a returning Christian can save Smackdown from this terrible loss.