Major Backstage Update: Wade Barrett’s Injury


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As previously reported, Wade Barrett was diagnosed with a partially dislocated elbow, which happened during the 10-Man Battle Royal RAW main event. The injury occurred following Barrett and R-Truth’s elimination from the match. As Truth and Barrett recovered from their eliminations on the outside, Big Show tossed Dolph Ziggler on top of them from the ring. The three WWE Superstars were knocked backwards and Barrett landed awkwardly on his arm.

In an update on what went down after RAW, the Pro Wrestling Torch reports that Barrett was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center following the match and doctors were able to pop his elbow back into the socket. Once doctors popped everything back into place, Barrett was given a prescription for morphine and sent on his way.

After being released from the hospital, Barrett returned to his hotel room with his arm in a sling, under his jacket. While he seemed “out of it” (likely due to the prescription medication), it was said that he was able to exchange pleasantries with fans at the hotel bar. He also told a fan at the bar that his arm was okay, but didn’t offer up any more details than that. It appears at this time that Barrett won’t need surgery or a cast on the arm. He will be missing some in-ring time but probably will not miss WrestleMania 28. has an article up on Wade Barrett’s injury. The article noted the following… “Barrett suffered a partial dislocation of his left elbow Monday night. Barrett will undergo an MRI for further evaluation in the coming days and will be out of action for at least 6 to 8 weeks.”

In an update on the other non-serious injuries suffered during the RAW main event, Dolph Ziggler was hurt when his shoulder and arm hit the broadcast table during the match. He was examined backstage and is said to be fine.

Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth were also hurt during the bout and received medical attention backstage. Rhodes hurt his elbow and right leg. Kingston appeared shaken up but was not seriously injured. R-Truth was assisted to the backstage area following the match. None of these injuries are serious and Barrett was the only one who was hospitalized.

More as we get it.

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