Injuries are taken very seriously in professional wrestling, and the modern WWE doesn't play around with someone's health. If injuries occur, superstars will be treated properly and are not allowed to return until they are cleared by medical professionals. One former champion from Monday Night Raw has suffered a number of injuries in the last few years, and he is now reportedly once again under the injury spotlight of backstage officials.
Samoa Joe is a superstar that fans had wanted to see in WWE for years. He joined the promotion and worked his way up from developmental to the main roster. He won the NXT title and was later called up to Monday Night Raw. He's had decent runs on both Raw and SmackDown, and he earned the love of those fans that called for him to join the WWE.
He has held the United States Championship in WWE, but he's never been able to win a World or Universal Championship with the company, even after a number of chances.
Samoa Joe has not been seen much in the last few months, as he's been dealing with a number of injuries, including a thumb issue and a concussion. As reported by The Inquisitr, he suffered another injury this past week, which happened during a commercial shoot for the promotion.
While the exact injury isn't known, it is believed that he suffered another concussion. That has not been confirmed by WWE. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, by way of Ringside News, this latest injury has Joe being watched closely by medical staff.
Dave Meltzer reports that Joe's recent injury has WWE looking at him closely, and that he is on "risky ground," due to the fact that Vince McMahon starts to see superstars as "fragile" if they keep suffering injuries.
The matter has been made even worse since this could be another concussion. That would make two concussions in a short period of time, and WWE is concerned about Joe's well-being, as they don't want him suffering any kind of permanent brain damage.
WWE is going to monitor Joe closely, as they do any superstar who has suffered concussions. It is not yet known when he will return to the ring, but it may be a while before fans see him on Monday Night Raw again.
No matter what, fans want Samoa Joe to be healthy and make it through his latest injury without any lingering issues. Suffering two concussions in a short amount of time is quite troubling, and WWE will want to keep an eye on him during his recovery and possible return.