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WWE News: Jinder Mahal grappling with shoulder injury since September

Soumik Datta
ANALYST
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617   //    22 Dec 2017, 01:26 IST

Jinder Mahal is former WWE Champion
Jinder Mahal is a former WWE Champion

What's the story?

Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has revealed that he has been battling a shoulder injury since September.

In a recent Youtube video posted on Athlean-X, Jinder Mahal can be seen training with top fitness guru Jeff Cavaliere. During his interaction with Cavaliere, Mahal divulged that he had suffered an injury on his shoulder after he tore his right labrum back in September.

In case you didn't know...

Earlier in the month of May, Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship for the first time in his wrestling career. He defeated 'The Viper' Randy Orton at this year's Backlash pay-per-view. Mahal would go on and defend his title successfully against the likes of Randy Orton, Baron Corbin and even Shinsuke Nakamura.

In the ensuing months, Mahal continued to dominate the blue brand of Smackdown Live as the WWE Champion. However, 'The Modern Day Maharaja' lost his WWE title to AJ Styles in the month of October, right after he had picked up his injury.

The heart of the matter

Jinder Mahal claimed that he was holding onto a rope in the ring when the injury occurred a few months back. 'The Modern Day Maharaja' also added that he continued wrestling matches despite the injury and also wrestled Shinsuke Nakamura in a 25-minute match following the tear in his right shoulder.

The 31-year-old disclosed that he had cut down on the amount of weight he used in the gym after he suffered the injury. Both Mahal and Cavaliere were then seen training together in the video as the latter tried to help the former WWE Champion's rehabilitation from the injury.

What's next?

Jinder Mahal recently lost his WWE Championship rematch to AJ Styles at Clash of Champions. However, he will once again look to get back up the ranks in WWE and we might also witness 'The Modern Day Maharaja' enter the Royal Rumble in 2018.

Author's take

The manner in which he kept fighting through injury reveals Jinder Mahal's passion and dedication towards wrestling. We hope that he recovers well from the injury and is back to his best in the coming weeks.

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