WWE Champion AJ Styles apparently sustained an injury to his MCL earlier this month, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Styles and WWE have been quiet about the specifics of the injury that kept him out of the ring for more than a week but the word going around is that it’s related to his MCL.
Seth Rollins tore the MCL in his right knee in February 2017 but was still able to compete at WrestleMania 33, where he beat Triple H.
Styles returned to the ring at last weekend’s WWE live events but he worked multi-man matches to limit his in-ring participation. He did not wrestle on SmackDown, as he only appeared at the announce table for the main event between Shelton Benjamin and his opponent at WrestleMania 34, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Styles addressed the injury last week during a conference call with international media and said he is confident about being able to put on a show with Nakamura in New Orleans.
“If my leg got cut off I’d find a way to make it to WrestleMania,” Styles told Catch-Newz during a call. “I will be wrestling Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania, don’t worry about it, it’ll be fine.”
Triple H also commented on the injury last week while speaking with the international media.
“AJ is working diligently on rehabbing his injuries and getting himself in tip-top shape for WrestleMania. We are trying to help him with that process of getting the best care and the best rehab and everything else possible. We’re hoping for the best,” Triple H said.
“Right now he says he’s feeling a lot better and will be ready to go. Obviously, we’ll get him doctors to make sure that he is ready to go and get a medical clearance if that’s possible. He’s working very hard at it, so we’re hoping for the best.”