Xavier Woods could be out of action for a long time.
During a WWE Live Event in Sydney, Australia, Woods suffered an injury with the referee throwing up the X sign, often a notification that a wrestler is legitimately hurt, and had to be taken out of the match.
— Kirk Beattie (@KirkBeattie) October 21, 2019
— vince (@lauharrier) October 21, 2019
After he was taken out of the match, Woods went to Twitter and posted a gif describing an Achilles Tendon injury. It should be noted that there is no official diagnosis or announcement from WWE.
— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) October 21, 2019
WWE would later confirm the news, saying it is an Achilles injury.
Xavier Woods suffered an Achilles injury, WWE.com has learned.
Woods sustained the injury at a WWE Live Event in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday night and will be unable to finish WWE’s Australian tour.
Woods and his New Day cohorts were fresh off a victory alongside Heavy Machinery, defeating The Revival and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on last Friday’s SmackDown. The trio was selected by the blue brand in the first round of the WWE Draft last week.
This isn't the first time a member of The New Day has been injured this year. Back in April, WWE announced that Big E had a torn meniscus and was sidelined for several weeks.
Woods was scheduled to take part in the Largest Tag Team Turmoil match as part of The New Day at the WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on October 31. Fightful will have live coverage of Crown Jewel with a post-show podcast following the event.
Fightful will keep you updated on Woods' condition.