It appears that Jeff Hardy’s injury status and what it means for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship will be addressed tonight on SmackDown LIVE.
Matt Hardy tweeted a video last night announcing that The Hardy Boyz will appear on SmackDown LIVE. Matt said they’ll answer everyone’s questions, address rumors of Jeff being injured, and let everyone know what Jeff’s status is.
— Matt Hardy, REDEFINED (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 30, 2019
Dave Meltzer reported last week in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Jeff sustained an injury on April 20 at a WWE live event in Madison, Wisconsin, possibly to his right knee.
“We haven’t gotten any official word of the nature or severity of the injury, past that within WWE the belief among the people who need to know for storyline reasons is that [Jeff] is scheduled for surgery this coming week after SmackDown, which is probably why the injury itself is being kept secret,” Meltzer wrote.
“Those close to him just said that he’s injured, hopefully not terribly bad and time will tell but right now he’s playing things safe. So don’t know if he’s going to work next week and do an injury angle and/or title loss, or how this will be handled storyline wise. We also don’t know the nature of the surgery, whether major or minor.”