Samoa Joe Gives Update On His Injury, Talks About Missing The Royal Rumble

Samoa Joe is speaking out on his injury, as well as his unfortunate status for the Royal Rumble.

He provided an update on his injury in an interview with Booker T on his podcast. He says that it's going to take time heal, and hopes that recovery will be sooner than later.

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As of right now, it’s kind of a week to week thing. With these injuries sometimes these things can heal earlier and sometimes later. They're going to do a little bit of an ultrasound every week. They’re going to be giving me treatments, it’s not something that requires surgery. It’s basically a lot of time, rest, elevation and letting it heal -- it just depends how quickly it’s going to heal. Hopefully, it will be sooner than later. Obviously [this is] going to be past the Rumble, but I don’t know how much further past that.

Confirming that he'll miss the Royal Rumble, Samoa Joe says it's a sad situation missing one of the bigger pay-per-view events of the year. But his goal right now is to get better, and focus on being healthy.

Anytime you miss one of the Big Four shows or [...] just shows in general, it’s always sad to say. A younger version of me would definitely be stressing out and probably making this situation a lot worse. For me right now, I know what I need to do to get back and be healthy. I understand the time table and what I need to do to exceed that time table. I am more accepting of the process because I realize it’s unavoidable. Now it’s just about concentrating just getting back and being healthy.

 Samoa Joe was injured on the January 8 edition of Raw during a match with Rhyno, rupturing his plantar fascia, a muscle under his foot. There is no current word on his return.

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