Finn Balor reveals injury sustained prior to WrestleMania

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Finn Balor had a significant injury going into WrestleMania prior to the head laceration he suffered during the Hell in a Cell match.

Balor posted on Instagram that he sustained a grade 2 calf tear on the March 10 edition of Friday Night SmackDown while teaming with Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio against Legado del Fantasma.


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Balor returned to the ring two days later as a participant in a 20-man battle royal at the live event at Madison Square Garden in his last match before WrestleMania.

In the three-week period before the match with Edge, Balor stated he rehabbed the injury and made careful planning to deal with the calf tear, which usually has a recovery time of six to eight weeks.

During the Hell in a Cell match, Balor was cut on the top of his head by a ladder that required 14 staples and a temporary halt to the match before it resumed.


— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) April 4, 2023

It was Balor’s first match at WrestleMania since 2019.  

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For having a calf tear, still put on one hell of a match despite what some fans have to say about it.

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