It would appear that former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will be out of action for the foreseeable future. The veteran posted a picture to his Instagram account Friday that featured Mahal in a hospital bed with his leg heavily bandaged and braced.
In the caption of the post, Mahal had the following to say:
“On the mend. Ruptured my Patella Tendon in Denver, Colorado June 15 in a match against @AliWWE. Happy to say surgery went well, and my knee was better than expected. This comeback is going to be legendary.”
This news comes just a day after it was reported that Mahal had signed a five-year contract extension to remain with WWE for the next five years.
While it’s unfortunate that Mahal will be out of action while rehabbing this injury, it’s encouraging to see him hold such a positive attitude throughout the process.
Fellow wrestlers would comment their support for Mahal as well with the likes of Shane Helms, Dolph Ziggler, Ali and more sounding off in the comments below Mahal’s post.
It’ll be interesting to see how long Mahal remains out of action, especially if his knee is better than expected. Still, a ruptured patella tendon could take six months before Mahal is officially cleared to return to in-ring action.