Injury Update On WWE's Rhea Ripley

New details surface on Rhea Ripley's injury and how long she'll be out of action.

Rhea Ripley

Having been forced to vacate the Women's World Championship on last night's WWE Raw, there's now a significant update on Rhea Ripley's injury and how long she's expected to be out of action.

Speaking on today's Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez noted that Ripley suffered an AC joint sprain - that being the acromioclavicular joint, which is part of the shoulder - and she's likely to be out for at least four months.

As Alvarez detailed:

"She suffered an AC joint sprain in the brawl with Liv Morgan last week on Raw. She was thrown into the wall, and boom, there goes the shoulder. An injury like that, probably four to six weeks to gain mobility and then usually about three months to be back in action, and so she had to vacate the title."

This injury brought Rhea Ripley's reign as Women's World Champion to an end at 379 days, with the Judgment Day favourite having won that prize by defeating Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39.

As for what happens to the Women's World Title next, a new champion will be crowned on next week's Raw. WWE has yet to announce how this new champion will be determined, but Liv Morgan and Nia Jax are amongst those who've already made their intentions clear that they'll be gunning for that belt.

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