PWInsider is now reporting that the official diagnosis for Edge’s ankle injury is indeed a torn Achilles tendon and could potentially keep him out of the ring until January 2010 depending on the severity.
We reported earlier today that Edge suffered the injury at last night’s WWE Smackdown/ECW event in San Diego, CA around five minutes into a match with Jeff Hardy. WWE officials and EMTs rushed to his aid at ringside and Edge later apologized on the mic to the fans in attendance. The match itself really never got going as Edge and Hardy were taunting at each other in front of the crowd when the injury took place. Live reports from the show indicate that Edge may have planted his foot wrong as he came down causing the injury.
The rest of WWE’s Smackdown/ECW crew left first thing today for a flight to Honolulu, Hawaii in a tour that will continue on into this coming week in Japan and the Philippines. This injury obviously puts a dent in Edge as a Unified Tag Team Champion with Chris Jericho and plans are already said to be in play to get the belts off them. The company is also looking at footage from tapings this past week in Bakersfield, CA set to air for next week’s edition of Friday Night Smackdown involving Edge to explain an injury.