Elias Samson — Suffered Ankle Fracture at NXT Event … WWE Confirms

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NXT Superstar Elias Samson has sustained a fracture to his left ankle … and even though it’s unclear when he’ll return, WWE doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery.

The injury took place at an live event in Nashville, TN on Friday and the match against Andrade Almas was stopped early after a routine spot went wrong.

Samson was checked out by medics in the ring following the incident — video of which can be seen below — and needed their assistance getting back to the locker room. Doctor Chris Amann told WWE.com that Elias will be put in a cast and crutches, but is “expected to make a full recovery.”

We’ll keep you posted once we hear word on when Samson will be drifting back into the ring.