The former champion sent out a tweet Monday morning, revealing that he suffered a dislocated mandible in the hard-hitting war with Nakamura.
The injury may have come when The King of Strong Style clobbered Joe in the face with the Kinshasa knee strike. Joe was seen favoring his jaw after the battle, and he was tended to by officials and medical staff following the bell. The severity of the dislocation remains unknown, leading many in the NXT Universe to wonder just how long the submission specialist will be out of action, or if he can even open his mouth to talk.Jaw dislocated & shortly relocated. Looking forward to being cleared soon.— Joey Headrocker (@SamoaJoe) August 22, 2016
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