Full details on the injury that forced Nikkita Lyons to pull out of the ongoing WWE NXT 2.0 Women's Breakout Tournament earlier this week have been revealed.
On Wednesday, Nikkita stated via Instagram Live that she had suffered a partial tear of her MCL and a sprain, showing off her tightly-wrapped leg. The good news, however, is that she won't require surgery. Lyons has already commenced her rehabilitation process after getting hurt during a training session.
That Nikkita's injury was first announced on WWE television opened up the possibility of it being a work. Following Lyons' update, it is clearly legitimate.
Lyons was originally booked to face Fallon Henley in the ongoing Breakout Tournament. Instead, Henley wrestled Tiffany Stratton, losing a semi-final match she would have received a bye through had Stratton not challenged her.
There is currently no word on the severity of Lyons' MCL tear, nor do we know when she will be returning to the ring. The recovery time for such injuries can vary from a few days to a couple of months.
Signed to WWE in 2021, Lyons has been one of NXT 2.0's strongest pushed wrestlers in recent months, and a heavy favourite to win the Breakout Tournament pre-injury.