Big E posts positive new update after suffering broken neck

WWE Superstar Big E has posted a positive update for concerned fans after he suffered a broken neck on Friday Night SmackDown.

Big E was in a tag team match alongside Kofi Kingston against Sheamus and Ridge Holland when the injury occurred.

The former WWE Champion was fighting Holland outside the ring. Holland picked up his opponent for a belly-to-belly suplex. However, the move went wrong and Big E landed directly on his head in horrific scenes.

There was immediate concern from the other three wrestlers involved in the match. Big E was then stretchered out of the area, with fans desperately waiting for a positive update.

The 35-year-old confirmed to Twitter that he had unfortunately suffered a broken neck. Thankfully, however, he showed he was still able to move his hands.

Big E gives new update on broken neck

Under a day on from the horrific incident, Big E has detailed the extent of his injury, and given fans positive news about his condition.

He said: “I’ve got some really good news, all things considered. The C1 and C6 are indeed fractured. No displacement though, which is a very good thing.

“I also don’t have damage to my spinal cord. No ligament damage and no surgery, which I’m very thankful for.

“Everyone here [in the hospital] has been great. It has meant a ton to me that so many of you have been so kind and reached out, stopped in to see me, text me. I know I sound like a broken record but I am very grateful, and we’ll be alright. God bless.”

What are the C1 and C6 vertebrae?

The C1 and C6 vertebrae are two of the vertebrae that form the cervical spine, which runs from the base of the skull down to the top of the shoulders.

The C6 vertebrae is considered as a ‘typical vertebrae’. C1, meanwhile, is known as the ‘atlas’, and controls more of the forward/backward head movement motion than any other vertebrae.

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