WWE star Xavier Woods recently had surgery for his torn achilles and may not be wrestling for awhile.
It was a little over a week ago that the former World Tag Team champion injured his leg while performing live in Sydney, Australia. Now, Xavier Woods has confirmed on Twitter that he had surgery to correct the issue and will be taking an indefinite leave from wrestling which may last up to a year. The cause was revealed to be a torn achilles tendon, a common medical problem for people in high impact sports such as wrestling.
The news comes at a bad time for Woods, who is at a career high with his recent draft to the SmackDown brand for the 2019 season. The timing of his injury means he will not be able to compete in WrestleMania this fall or in any of the subsequent WWE events. Although Woods’ official statement is that he is taking time off to heal, some commentators, including Booker T speaking here to Wrestling News, think this could mean the end of his wrestling career. “An Achilles tear is the worst injury one can get in the business,” Booker was quoted as saying.
Fellow tag team members Big E and Kofi Kingston are going to have to get creative in light of Woods’ absence. It’s unclear at this time how it will affect the season moving forward or how their matches are lined up. For now, Woods appears to be in good spirits, and has been documenting his recovery on Instagram: