It looks like Rhea Ripley is dealing with a leg injury. On Thursday night, the former NXT UK Women’s Champion posted a gym selfie wearing a walking boot with the caption, “What’s your excuse?”
According to Squared Circle Sirens, their sources at WWE said they believe it’s a minor sprain. It is not considered serious. In addition, the report confirmed she is not expected to miss much time. Apparently, Ripley just had lingering issues with her leg, so she decided to get it checked out.
On the most recent episode of NXT UK, Rhea delivered a promo to lay the groundwork for a feud with Xia Brookside. The two already had a history together after Ripley ran through her to advance in the NXT UK Women’s Championship tournament.
It’s unclear if her injury will put their program on hold, but NXT UK has already taped episode through to TakeOver: New York on Apr. 5. Granted, with so many new additions to the NXT UK women’s division it could be good timing.
This could be the right time for Rhea Ripley to take a little time off and come back primed to work some new programs. We wish her a swift recovery.