Updated WWE Injuries List – ROH, Impact, NJPW Injured Wrestlers
Pro Wrestling Injury Report – 2019
Last Update: January 19th, 2019
We’ve compiled a list of pro-wrestling stars who are injured. Once a star is cleared for action, or major updates do occur, we will update. This list includes wrestlers from WWE, Impact, ROH, NJPW and Independent organizations.
- Braun Strowman – Elbow Spurs, Surgery Required (Return 3 – 6 Weeks)
Becky Lynch – Broken Nose, Concussion(Cleared For Action)
- Alexa Bliss – Multiple Concussions, Vertigo Supporting Role Only
- Triple H – Torn Pectoral Muscle, Surgery 11/6 (Return 2019)
- Jason Jordan – Neck Injury (Return Unknown)
- Fandango – Labrum Tear (Return Early 2019)
Riddick Moss – Torn Achilles(Cleared For Action)
- Tye Dillinger – Hand Injury, Surgery Required (Return Unknown)
- Tino Sabbatelli – Torn Pectoral Muscle (Return Early 2019)
- Sami Zayn – Double Rotator Cuffs, Surgery Completed, Rehabbing at PC (WWE Announced “Returning Soon”)
Rowan – Torn Bicep(Cleared For Action)
- Kevin Owens – Double Knee Surgery (April 2019)
Curt Hawkins – Hernia Surgery(Cleared For Action) Samir Singh – Torn ACL (Cleared For Action)
- Sin Cara – Knee Injury, Surgery Completed (January 2019)
- Goldust – Double Knee Surgery (Early 2019)
Zelina Vega – Possible Concussion, Off Events(Cleared For Action)
- Luke Harper – Hand/Arm Injury (Return TBA)
Dolph Ziggler – Foot Injury (Set to Be Evaluated On 11/24)(Cleared For Action)
- Dakota Kai – Torn ACL (6 months)
Finn Balor – Unknown Illness(Cleared For Action)
Ring Of Honor
- Tenille Dashwood – Shoulder Surgery (Dislocation, Torn Labrum and Fracture) (May 2019)
Cody – Mencius Damaged, Scope Required(Cleared For Return)
Rosemary – Torn ACL(Cleared For Return)
- Matt Sydal – Knee Injury (Return TBA)
New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Hiromu Takahashi – Neck Injury (Return Unknown)
- Michael Elgin – Torn Meniscus (Return TBA)
- Kota Ibushi – Concussion (Return TBA)
- Joey Janella – Knee Injury (Summer 2019)
- Joey Ryan – Torn Pectoral Muscle (TBA)
- Marko Stunt – Broken Leg (TBA)
- Cuervo (Puerto Rico), Blood Clot (TBA)
Rey Fenix – Groin Injury(Cleared For Return)
- Tom Lawlor – Broken Hand (TBA)
- MJF – Fractured Elbow (December/Jan)
The following outlines WWE’s official concussion testing protocol.
WWE & imPACT Concussion Management Program
An ImPACT test is a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool that measures the effects of a concussion through cognitive testing.
ImPACT results are evaluated by Dr. Mark Lovell, clinical neuropsychologist and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program.
All WWE Talent* have been given a baseline ImPACT test.
WWE Talent are given repeat baseline ImPACT tests annually.
Baseline ImPACT tests are mandatory for all prospective talent during pre-contract screening.
If a WWE Talent show symptoms of a concussion or has suffered a concussion, then that WWE Talent will not be cleared to return to wrestling until he/she passes an ImPACT test and is clinically cleared by a certified physician.
ImPACT tests are typically administered within 24-48 hours from the time the talent’s symptoms have resolved.
If the post-injury ImPACT results are not comparable with the talent’s baseline test, then that WWE Talent will not be cleared until he/she retakes the ImPACT test. Repeat ImPACT tests are usually administered 2-3 days after the first post-injury ImPACT test.
If the WWE Talent’s ImPACT score is comparable with their baseline score, then the talent is put through a graded exertion test to see if physical activity will retrigger the talents concussion symptoms. If the WWE Talent is asymptomatic with both physical and contact activity then that talent is clinically cleared to return to wrestling.
If symptoms dictate and/or ImPACT scores warrant, WWE will send a WWE Talent for a direct consultation with Dr. Lovell at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Any talent that suffers a second concussion within an annual year from said talents first concussion, that talent will not return to in-ring work until after a one on one neuropsychological evaluation by Dr. Mark Lovell.
PREVENTION PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
The WWE conducts a yearly educational seminar for all talent, referees, producers & medical personal that addresses the topic of concussions. The seminar covers concussion awareness, the WWE protocols for treatment and the latest medical information regarding this area. The seminars are conducted by either WWE’s Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon or SLI’s Christopher Nowinski.