Kofi Kingston expected to miss five weeks after WWE SmackDown injury

In the new edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer gave an update on how long Kofi Kingston is expected to be out of action.

Kingston suffered an ankle injury on SmackDown last Friday. Meltzer notes that the injury was a "fluke deal" that happened when Drew McIntyre did a flip dive over the top rope onto several wrestlers. The word is that Kingston won't need surgery. He's expected to be out of action for five weeks.

Meltzer wrote:

Kingston suffered an ankle injury when McIntyre did a running flip dive on several people. It was just a fluke deal. The time frame we are hearing is five weeks. There was concern earlier it could be longer because he may have needed surgery and if he does need surgery it would be lengthy. But all impressions are based on what he said publicly and the word privately is that he won’t be needing the surgery right now.

If Kingston is out of action for five weeks, it means that he would miss WrestleMania 39.

Kingston was supposed to take part in a five-way match on SmackDown tonight to determine the challenger for Gunther's Intercontinental title at WrestleMania. Xavier Woods is replacing Kingston in the number one contender's match. It will be Woods vs. McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. LA Knight vs. Karrion Kross.

Kingston posted a video on social media over the weekend confirming the injury that he suffered on SmackDown. Kingston wrote that he's going to be alright.

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