Last week, it was reported that Sin Cara had signed a new deal with the WWE, giving a reason why he had been seen more often on SmackDown Live over the past couple of weeks.
The former NXT Tag Team Champion had been wrestling with United States Champion Baron Corbin on recent episodes of SmackDown Live, as well as during WWE's European tour, and it looked like he was on the verge of receiving another title run.
However, those hopes may have been dashed, as Sin Cara appeared to pick up a nasty-looking leg injury at one of WWE's house shows during the company's European tour in Madrid, Spain.
The 40-year-old was in a triple threat match with Corbin and Sami Zayn at the event when he bent his leg awkwardly when trying to avoid The Lone Wolf near the ropes. He went down in pain and the match ended soon after with Corbin rolling up Zayn for the win.
Afterward, Sin Cara had to be helped to the back and it looked like it could be a serious injury, bringing an end to his push not long after it had begun.
Sin Cara posted a photo of the moment which his injury occurred onto his Twitter account, with a caption that roughly translates to: “For those who say that it is only entertainment! 👊🏼 Love this sport and the put every day our well-being at risk. 🙏🏻💪🏼🤛🏼”
As you can see below, it's quite a gruesome injury, and it wouldn't be surprising to hear if he is out of action for some time.
Here is a video as well of the moment of when Sin Cara was helped to the back by WWE trainers after the triple threat match had finished.
Hopefully, Sin Cara isn't out for too long, as he is a popular superstar amongst WWE's Latino audience due to his Mexican background.
It had looked like the Mexican superstar was on a collision course to clash with Corbin at SmackDown Live's next brand-exclusive pay-per-view, Clash of Champions, on December 17, but those plans will have to be changed if he has to miss significant time now due to this injury.
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