WWE has given an update on the storyline injuries that Elias suffered on the May 29 episode of SmackDown.
In an article posted on its website, WWE noted that Elias suffered broken ribs and a torn pectoral muscle after a hit-and-run incident that initially saw Jeff Hardy get arrested as a result. Hardy would go on to be released and absolved from the charges presented to him, attacking Sheamus at the end of the show. There is no word on how long Elias will be out.
WWE Digital has learned that Elias is in the hospital and has suffered broken ribs and a torn pectoral muscle after last night's hit-and-run attack.
After initially being apprehended, WWE Digital reported last night that Jeff Hardy was released from custody by the Orlando police after successfully passing the required sobriety tests. Hardy was absolved of the charges of public intoxication, driving under the influence, and the hit-and-run on Elias earlier tonight.
As a result of the incident, both Elias and Hardy weren't able to compete in their respective Intercontinental Championship tournament semifinal matches. Elias' opponent AJ Styles got a bye to automatically advance to the finals while Shemaus replaced Hardy after winning a battle royal. Sheamus went on to lose to Daniel Bryan, Hardy's original opponent, in the semifinals.
The match between Bryan and Styles for the Intercontinental Championship will take place on the June 12 episode of FOX.