Multiple fans on Twitter have commented to say that it appears United States Champion Jeff Hardy may have been possibly injured during a Smackdown dark match against The Miz earlier.
Here are the tweets:
No spoilers but Jeff Hardy may well be injured. See what happens with that one but he looked injured for most of the match and the doctor checked him over after the dark match with The Miz. Disappointed not to see Rusev, The Usos or Samoa Joe.
— Wrestle 3:16 ?? (@Wrestle316UK) May 15, 2018
pretty sure Jeff Hardy injured himself during his entrance for the dark match, was badly limping the whole time.
— James (@James_Milne) May 15, 2018
Jeff Hardy has definitely messed up his leg in the #SDLive dark match
— Jamie All Over (@Jamie_Exactly) May 15, 2018
#sdlive dark match Jeff Hardy vs Miz. Hardy looks like hes hurt himself coming down to the ring. Really hobbling bad. Hopefully not serious.
— WWE Sign Quest (@wwesignquest) May 15, 2018
— Matthew Shaw (@mattshaw32) May 15, 2018
Hardy miz in a dark match, Hardy can't walk. This will be a masterclass#SmackDownLive
— Ryder O'Bici (@vayerism) May 15, 2018
— Run-in Wrestling (@runinwrestling) May 15, 2018
So far that information is all there is to go on but stay tuned as things develop. Jeff had just recently made his return after injuring his labrum and rotator cuff back in the summer of 2017. That was a serious injury and a significantly long road back. Hopefully whatever the issue is here with him limping isn’t serious, as he’s just been given a big title push upon his return to action.
It was looking like WWE was making him central to the US Title division, but if this turns out to be another serious injury to his leg, it would make him one of the most accident prone WWE superstars around. Still, Jeff is a superstar very familiar with being injured and has said in past interviews he lives with pain every day.