Fear of the worst came true for NXT UK star Sam Gradwell.
NXT UK taped shows on Aug. 25 weekend, with Gradwell being noticeably absent.
He took to Twitter to post that there was fear he could re-injure his reconstructed left ACL. As a result, he's not been cleared to wrestle for the time being.
Gradwell noted that WWE doctors thought of him possibly re-injuring his ACL during his physical prior to the shows. He was part of the initial set of tapings back in July. On night one, he faced Danny Burch. On night two, he teamed with Saxon Huxley to battle Mustache Mountain.
He last wrestled for King of Pro Wrestling on Aug. 18 against Ho Ho Lun. Gradwell had been taking part in WWE Live events across the United Kingdom, wrestling the likes of Jordan Devlin, Tyler Bate, and Mark Andrews. He competed in the inaugural UK Title tournament, losing to Pete Dunne in the quarterfinals.
He's the current Grand Pro Wrestling British Champion and has been for nearly a year.