WWE News: WWE confirms The Brian Kendrick's injuries from Monday Night Raw
Kendrick suffered a broken nose and a broken orbital bone following a GTS from Itami and will not appear on 205 Live tonight or any WWE programming for the foreseeable future.
The injury occurred towards the end of the match when Itami hit Kendrick with the GTS for the victory. After being hit with the finisher, Kendrick immediately clutched his face in pain, held his face while being pinned, and remained hunched over clutching his face after the match.
Most wrestlers sell the move as if they have been knocked unconscious, but Kendrick clutching his face caused many to speculate if he had sustained injuries.
It was reported earlier today that he was taken to the hospital to check for injuries, but WWE confirmed that he suffered a fracture to his orbital bone and a fracture to his nasal bridge.
The severity of both injuries wasn’t disclosed with WWE’s announcement, so there has been no timetable given for the former Cruiserweight Champion’s return.
Many WWE Superstars have wrestled with broken noses before by wearing a protective mask and this might have been the case for Kendrick had he not suffered an injury to his orbital bone as well.
The severity of the nose break could cause Kendrick’s recovery time to be within 2 weeks or 2 months. However, the orbital socket injury could cause a greater push back for his recovery timetable if surgery is required.