Lars Sullivan became quite the force to be reckoned with during his time in NXT, before he was called up to the main roster earlier this year and an anxiety attack backstage forced The Freak to miss WrestleMania and what was reportedly set to be a match against John Cena.
Over the past few months, WWE has been able to get Sullivan back on track to the point where he finally had his first match back at Super ShowDown on June 7th where he was victorious via disqualification over The Lucha House Party.
Reports suggested that the company had some huge plans for Sullivan moving forward and after weeks of attacking superstars to send a message, he was preparing to face Matt Hardy on SmackDown last week.
Of course, the match with Matt Hardy was canceled after it was revealed that Sullivan suffered an injury that wasn’t deemed to be too serious. The latest news from The Wrestling Observer on The Freak’s injury is that it is much more severe than first thought and he could be out of action now for 6-9 months.
“I don’t know what it was, I just know it was one of those fluke deals that happens all the time. You’re just doing something and then it goes whatever body part, I think it was his knee. Anyway, he had surgery this morning and he will be out six to nine months,” he said via Ringsidenews.
There has been no official update from WWE when it comes to his knee injury, but various reports now suggest that Sullivan could already be on the road to recovery following surgery.
The former NXT star has already suffered a number of setbacks throughout his main roster career including the Anxiety attack back in January, the old message board issues that led to WWE fining him and forcing him to undergo sensitivity training and now he’s suffered an injury at the worst possible time.