Update On Status Of Injured Viking Raider Erik

It has been impossible to not notice he's missing, and now we have a bit of an update on the status of injured Viking Raider Erik.

Injured Viking Raider Erik
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It has been impossible to not notice he’s missing, and now we have a bit of an update on the status of injured Viking Raider Erik.

Normally, Erik and Ivar team up together to battle as the formidable Viking Raiders.

All things considered, however, the past few years have not gone so well for the team.

A couple years back, the duo was kept off television completely when Ivar suffered a neck injury that required a lengthy absence.

As of this past September, there was another neck injury, this one suffered by Erik.

Injured Viking Raider Erik
source: @wwe, x, screenshot

Instead of keeping the pair off television for an extended period of time, WWE made the decision to keep Ivar active.

That decision has worked out fairly well, as Ivar has been impressive.

But the move also likely wasn’t so good for the expectations around Erik’s status and return.

Update On Status Of Injured Viking Raider Erik

According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Erik is dealing with an serious neck injury.

His neck injury has required fusion surgery. Other WWE Superstars have undergone similar fusion procedures, and they’ve taken a decent amount of time to return.

Former Superstar Edge, now Adam Copeland in AEW, had to retire before fusion and time allowed him to return.

Braun Strowman has been on the shelf for quite a while too, himself undergoing a similar fusion procedure.

Another example, Randy Orton comes to mind. Orton missed 18 months of action, only returning at last year’s Survivor Series.

What’s the point?

Two, really.

Injured Viking Raider Erik
source: @wwe, x, screenshot

One, there is a road back from this. Edge, now Copeland, took a long way to get back, but he’s still doing amazing.

Strowman is not back yet, but has been insistent that he will be back in the ring.

There are plenty of Superstars who have sustained significant neck injuries and underwent surgery in order to return.

And that gets me to point two. There is a road back, but it could indeed be a lengthy one.

Considering what Erik has gone through before, I have no doubt that he will make his way back once again.

And, per the report, WWE is likely to extend his contract due to injury time lost. That is the typical process for the company.

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