WWE’s Lana has suffered a wrist injury that could keep her on the shelf for the remainder of 2015.
According to a report from WWE.com, the Ravishing Russian fractured her wrist while training in the ring before a WWE live event in Fairfax, Va. over the weekend, and will require surgery.
“During a training session [Sunday] afternoon, Lana had sustained an injury in the ring. We attended to her and noticed that she had a deformity of her wrist,” said WWE’s senior ringside physician Dr. Scott Amann.
Dr. Amann continued, “We obtained X-rays which showed a Colles’ fracture and [we put her] in a splint. Most of these Colles’ fractures do better surgically than non-surgically, especially in younger patients. Most likely this will require an operation, which will take her out of active competition for approximately four months.”
The timing couldn’t be worse for Lana as a performer, as it appeared WWE was finally priming her for in-ring competition after years of being a ringside valet. She’d split from her longtime partner Rusev and had become the stonewashed, fun-loving, fish-dodging girlfriend of Dolph Ziggler, and the two had been feuding with Rusev and his new “fake Lana,” Summer Rae. Lana and Summer have been attacking each other in and around the ring for weeks, and now the rumored mixed tag-team match at the upcoming Night of Champions event featuring the four appears to be an impossibility.
We wish Lana a speedy recovery, and hope the time away allows her to remember how great it was when her two great loves were Vladimir Putin, and ordering camel clutches with hand signals.