Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has become one of the forgotten stars on WWE TV over the past few months since the SmackDown Live superstar hasn’t been seen since Super ShowDown.
Mahal is a former two-time 24/7 Champion as well since he was able to pin R-Truth on the way to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the month, but interestingly Truth was able to then pin The Modern Day Maharajah while he was asleep on the plane to win back his Championship.
Mahal has been working live events in recent weeks, but updated his Instagram earlier today to reveal that the reason he hasn’t been seen for almost two weeks is because he suffered a ruptured patella tendon in a match against Ali at a WWE Live Event back on June 15th.
This comes as the worst time for Mahal, who has only recently re-signed a five-year deal with WWE that will keep him on the blue brand throughout Eric Bischoff’s reign at the helm of the creative team and could open up new opportunities for him when he’s cleared to return.
The former WWE Champion hasn’t been near the main event title picture since he lost his WWE Championship to AJ Styles on an episode of SmackDown Live that was pre-recorded in the United Kingdom back in November 2017.
Mahal has since won the United States Championship but was only able to hold it for a week and has been unable to kick start his career ever since what was a doomed feud with Roman Reigns surrounding Money in the Bank last year.
Jinder seems positive about his upcoming WWE return but currently, it is unknown how long he will be on the sidelines following surgery but in own his words, he believes that this comeback will be “legendary.”