As previously reported, top WWE Star Kevin Owens suffered an MCL sprain when he took on Austin Theory in a Singles Match during last Sunday night’s WWE Sunday Stunner Event from the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The injury took place when the former WWE United States and Universal Champion came down from the turnbuckle and landed hard on his knee. The former WWE United States Champion then immediately clutched his knee as the referee checked on him. Kevin Owens then got back up, hit Theory with a Stunner and got the victory. Owens was then helped to the backstage area by the referee and he was seen limping.
WWE reportedly had a surprise plan for Owens to be added to the Men’s WarGames Match at next Saturday night’s WWE Survivor Series Premium Live Event, where he would be placed on the team that consists of The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre to battle The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn), but Owens having an MCL sprain could cost him an opportunity to be a part of that match.
Dave Meltzer revealed on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that Owens has been rehabbing his injury at the WWE Performance Center and he was going to have his injury checked out as well, but he has not heard anything since then if Owens did have his injury looked at. Dave also said that he doesn’t know if Owens will be ready in time for Survivor Series, but he heard Kevin Owens has not been moving very well, so he better heal up quick if he wants to work WWE Survivor Series, though if the company does an angle on SmackDown tonight and puts someones else in the match, that tells you Owens wasn’t ready.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“So, he’s doing rehab at the Performance Center….however, because Kevin Owens suffered an injury, which the last I heard was a sprained MCL, he was gonna get it checked out. I’d heard Monday morning, and I haven’t heard anything since Monday morning, that it had not been checked out. But he’s rehabbing it.”
“I don’t know if he’ll be ready for the pay-per-view or not. If they do an angle on SmackDown on Friday and throw somebody else in, that tells you he wasn’t ready. I do know from somebody I did hear that he’s not moving very well. So he better heal up quick if he’s gonna make that pay-per-view. Like I said, I don’t know the situation, whether he will or he won’t. I haven’t heard, but that’s the basic situation.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.