WWE Announces Injury to Zack Ryder from Tonight’s SmackDown

Zack Ryder

As noted, The Hype Bros won a battle royal on tonight’s WWE SmackDown to become new #1 contenders to SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Wyatt Family. WWE just announced that Zack Ryder suffered an injury to his left knee in the match. No word yet on the severity of the injury or what will happen to the #1 contendership but we’ll keep you updated.

WWE announced the following:

Breaking News: Zack Ryder suffers knee injury

On the Dec. 13 episode of SmackDown LIVE, Zack Ryder suffered an injury to his left knee. The injury took place when Long Island Iced-Z attempted a Rough Ryder in the same contest in which The Hype Bros won a Tag Team No. 1 Contenders’ Battle Royal. This victory gave them the right to challenge SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Wyatt Family.

After the match, Ryder was carried to the trainer’s room and is currently on crutches.

“We think he injured his kneecap or his patella. We think it popped out and then popped back in, so we’re just going to do an MRI to make sure that there is not cartilage damage or some tendon tearing, stuff like that,” according to WWE’s Dr. Chris Robinson. “Hopefully there’s not and it’ll be a shorter rehab period. If there is, there’s a different road we might have to go down that may take longer to get him to recover.”

Check back to WWE.com tomorrow for an update following Ryder’s MRI.

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