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Brian Cage gives update on back injury after Impact Rebellion


After suffering a back injury at Sunday night's Rebellion pay-per-view, Impact World Champion Brian Cage appeared on Busted Open Radio this morning and gave a positive update on his status.

"Yeah, it doesn't look like I'm going [to be] out," Cage told Busted Open Radio when asked if he was going to be fine and able to get back into the ring soon.

Cage said the doctor told him that he thinks Cage is going to be fine and just has severe inflammation and a bone bruise. The doctor said there could be a small fracture and he'd like to rule that out, but the doctor doesn't see it being a major fracture. Cage said that even if there is a fracture, the doctor told him there isn't much more that can be done for it.

Cage was injured when taking a Spanish Fly from the ramp to the floor against Johnny Impact at Rebellion. Cage finished the match and won the World title, with Michael Elgin then making his Impact debut in a post-match angle. Elgin went face-to-face with Cage and laid him out with a powerbomb.

Dave Meltzer reported that Cage was barely able to walk and was rushed to the hospital shortly after the show was over. Meltzer also noted that Cage went into the ring with cupping marks all over his back, which could indicate that he went into the match with some back issues.