Finn Balor Injury: Updates on WWE NXT Superstar's Ankle and Return

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2016

A general view of Wrestlemania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)
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The hits keep coming for WWE, as NXT star Finn Balor was sidelined with an ankle injury during a live event Saturday. 

Continue for updates. 


Balor to Undergo More Tests

Saturday, Feb. 6

According to WWE.com, WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said Balor will undergo more tests Monday to determine the extent of his injury.    

Despite the injury, Balor appeared to be in good spirits based on his Instagram post:

Balor was wrestling Samoa Joe in the main event of Saturday's show and was able to finish, securing a victory in the process. Amann noted the 34-year-old has been taken off the card for Saturday's event in Indianapolis. 

The road to WrestleMania has been riddled with problems for WWE, mainly due to injuries. Balor joins a long list of stars that includes Sheamus, John Cena and Randy Orton on the shelf with less than two months before WWE's biggest show of the year, WrestleMania 32 on April 3. 

Fortunately, based on Balor's Instagram post, he doesn't appear to be too concerned about the injury right now. His feud with Joe dating back to last year has been one of the driving forces for NXT, so losing him for any length of time will force a major change for WWE.