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WWE News: Update on Jeff Hardy's leg injury

5.34K   //    18 May 2018, 02:11 IST

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Jeff Hardy won the WWE United States Championship on night one of the Superstar Shakeup

What's the story?

Word spread that Jeff Hardy injured his leg during his entrance for a dark match against The Miz at the SmackDown Live tapings, but he was able to compete.

The injury doesn't appear serious as he was able to compete in Wednesday's WWE Live event against Rusev in Liverpool, England.

In case you didn't know...

When Jeff Hardy won the WWE United States Championship, he became the 12th person to do so under the current format of the WWE, with winning a World Championship, both Secondary Championships, and a Tag Team Championship. The first to do it under the modern format was Kurt Angle in 2002.

The heart of the matter...

At some point during his entrance on Tuesday, Hardy tweaked his leg bad enough that WWE doctors checked on him to make sure he was okay. They eventually came to the decision that he was fit to compete and he proceeded to take on The Miz.

It appears that there were few lingering effects of the injury, as he was right back in action yesterday at the WWE Live event in Liverpool where he defeated Rusev.

Hardy just returned from a shoulder injury the night after WrestleMania 34 on April 9th. A week later, he defeated Jinder Mahal to become the WWE United States Champion for the first time in his career, making him a Grand Slam Champion within the WWE.

What's next?

WWE Money In The Bank is a month away, and once the dust settles on the eight men who will compete in the ladder match, we should get a better understanding who Jeff Hardy will face for the WWE United States Championship on June 17th.

Author's take

If the injury would have been serious, that would have been devastating, as Jeff was moved to SmackDown Live to reignite his solo career, while his brother Matt and Bray Wyatt hold the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships on Monday Night Raw.

With the move to SmackDown Live, there are several great feuds that Jeff can have including Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and The Miz.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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