As noted, Austin Aries suffered an injury to the eye after taking a kick from WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura at Thursday’s live event in Fresno, California.
Aries reportedly suffered a large orbital fracture from the kick and is now set to undergo surgery this week in Birmingham, Alabama, according to PWInsider. He’s set to be out of action until at least early 2017.
For those who missed it, Aries tweeted this photo after the injury:
A smile and a wink for y’all. pic.twitter.com/RBCdTqJARt
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) October 27, 2016
Here is video of the kick:
Shinsuke’s super kick possibly breaking the jaw of Austin Aries. Ref threw up the X and the match has stopped. #NXTFRESNO @WRESTLEZONEcom pic.twitter.com/Z1stVnLFG4
— X (@Clypse12) October 27, 2016
— McChickenGod (@McChicken_God) October 27, 2016