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Samoa Joe injured on Raw; Elias to partner with Bayley in WWE Mixed Match Challenge

Samoa Joe injured on Raw; Elias to partner with Bayley in WWE Mixed Match Challenge

WWE thanks the WWE Universe for voting to pick Bayley’s partner for WWE Mixed Match Challenge. Unfortunately, the Superstar selected, Samoa Joe, suffered an injury to his right foot on Raw Monday night, he will be unable to compete in the ground-breaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge tournament. Raw General Manager Kurt Angle revealed the news on Facebook. 

“During his match, [Samoa Joe] felt a pop at the bottom of his [right] foot,” explained WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann. “We took a look and believe he has a plantar fascia rupture, which is a thick tissue rupture under the foot. We will get an MRI to confirm. Treatment includes a period of immobilization in a boot with crutches and platelet rich plasma injections.” 

Samoa Joe gets checked out after suffering a foot injury on Raw: WWE.com Exclusive, Jan. 8, 2018

Dr. Chris Amann examines Samoa Joe's foot shortly after The Samoan Submission Machine competed on Monday Night Raw.

As a result of Joe’s injury, the runner-up in the Facebook vote, Elias, will take Samoa Joe’s place as Bayley’s partner.

More on Bayley and Elias teaming in WWE Mixed Match Challenge 

Check back with WWE.com for more information on Samoa Joe’s injury as details become available. 

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