Jason Jordan has received a controversial push since debuting on the WWE's main roster last year. The storyline son of Raw general manager Kurt Angle replaced Dean Ambrose in The Shield, and had a brief run as a Tag Team Champion with Seth Rollins.
Though Jordan hasn't fully gotten over with the crowd, the creative team seems fully confident in his ability to grow as a rising young star. Unfortunately, Jordan's progress and momentum has been halted, as Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that he's dealing with a serious neck injury.
Similar to the case of Cesaro protecting Sheamus (who's also nursing a bad neck injury), the WWE is strictly limiting Jordan's in-ring action and maneuvers. He's apparently struggling with gripping opponents, so there's not all that much he can do as a wrestler.
Meltzer also reported that original plans called for Jordan to appear at the six-man Elimination Chamber on Feb. 25, but the neck injury will keep him out. It's expected that he and Rollins will disband and face off at WrestleMania 34, though that could depend entirely on Jordan's health.
Neck injuries are obviously extremely severe, and Paige's in-ring career appears to be over after suffering a stinger on her surgically repaired neck. Similar injuries to her's caused Hall of Famers Edge and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin to hang up the wrestling boots in the midst of their respective primes.
WWE has to hope that Jordan will be cleared in time to compete at WrestleMania 34. Ambrose's torn triceps injury will keep him out for most of 2018, while Samoa Joe and Big Cass are also recovering from foots and knee injuries, respectively.
Jordan's received a major push to be one of the next top stars of the company, and that could all come crashing down if this neck injury keeps him out long-term. We'll see how this progresses, and we will update you on any further information.