Brodus Clay injury update
MANCHESTER, N.H. – WWE medical personnel have confirmed that Brodus Clay suffered a Grade II medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear in his left knee due to David Otunga’s vicious assault on Friday Night SmackDown. ( WATCH | PHOTOS)
Otunga’s attack came just moments after Clay soundly defeated Heath Slater – an opponent the competition-craving Funkasaurus seemed less than impressed with. As Clay celebrated his easily earned victory with Naomi & Cameron, Otunga ambushed the beloved Superstar and targeted his knee. The sadistic actions of Raw and SmackDown General Manager John Laurinaitis’ legal advisor made “Big Johnny’s” warning that Brodus would be on his back before the end of the night a grim reality.
“The inside ligament in Brodus’ left knee is torn partially,” WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson told WWE.com after evaluating Clay. Although The Funkasaurus will be undergoing rehabilitation over the next several weeks, he is still medically cleared to face Otunga this Sunday during the No Way Out Pre-Show. ( MATCH PREVIEW)
“He’ll be in a hinged knee brace, so he’ll be able to compete, but it will be as tolerated,” Sampson said.
Check back with WWE.com for future medical updates as they become available.