Lars Sullivan could be out of action for the rest of the year.
One night after demolishing The Lucha House Party in a 3-on-1 Elimination Handicap Match on Raw last week, Lars Sullivan was scheduled to face Matt Hardy on SmackDown LIVE (according to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter). WWE, however, nixed the match due to a knee injury Sullivan sustained during his match on Raw.
The injury was originally thought to be minor and that Sullivan would be able to return to action by this week. Meltzer, however, reported last Friday that Sullivan’s injury “is worse than originally believed.”
In an update on the situation, Meltzer reported today in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE officials believe Sullivan will be out of action for six to nine months after undergoing an MRI this week.
“Sullivan’s knee injury reported on last week was worse than anticipated but we don’t know more details than that,” Meltzer wrote. “He underwent an MRI during the week. The only stuff we’ve heard is that the company believes he will be out six to nine months.”