One of WWE's next big chosen stars, Lars Sullivan, may be out of action for the rest of the year with a serious knee injury.
It has been reported that Sullivan recently suffered a knee injury that has kept him out of the ring. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter now reports that the injury is worse than anticipated.
While his absence was noticeable, it was because Lars had undergone an MRI this past week and the as news starts to relay back to WWE about the severity of the injury, Sullivan could miss as much 6-9 months. If you do the math, that's the rest of 2019 and potentially all the way up to next year's WrestleMania.
How and when Lars was injured is unclear, but the last he wrestled was against The Lucha House Party on RAW following his appearance at WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia. Word was that Lars was set to face Matt Hardy on last week's SmackDown, but could not make it. He was then away all of this week, not seen on Raw or SmackDown Live.
What This Means
While no one should wish for another person to get injured, the news of Lars being out for a while will likely get a mixed reaction from fans.
There are some who believed he had the potential to be a big star. There are others who felt he was undeserving of the push he was getting by WWE, especially after social media posts had surfaced from years ago that were racist, homophobic and bigoted in their nature.
While never forgotten, it felt like perhaps he was out of the woods on that front only to find out that he's going to be out of action until 2020.