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How Did Sasha Banks Return from Injury So Soon?

Published 01/28/2022, 10:42 PM EST

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“The Boss” Sasha Banks has been out of in-ring action for over four weeks. However, WWE has announced that Sasha Banks is back on SmackDown and is ready for The Premium Live Event – Royal Rumble. 

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In the live event held on January 2, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair went head to head inside the ring with Sasha Banks. The former Women’s Champion suffered an injury during this match in North Carolina.

As per, Banks’ leg planted awkwardly while taking a backbreaker from ‘The Queen’. She was helped out of the ring by WWE officials after Charlotte Flair retained her SmackDown Women’s title. 


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WWE’s medics checked her thoroughly and saw that there was no fracture. Though, to be sure, Sasha went through an MRI scan and realized that she had a bruised calcaneus bone. She was undergoing physical therapy and recovering at home and may have progressed quickly enough to make a return.

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However, Fightful Select reported that Sasha Banks is ahead of the 6-8 weeks timetable that was announced when she was injured. They were told by WWE creative that since Banks was injured; it was not clear if she was going to be a part of the Royal Rumble.

The Boss Sasha Banks returned to SmackDown

Sasha Banks, who returned during SmackDown’s Charlotte Flair segment, confronted “The Queen” and a few other WWE superstars (Shotzi Blackheart, Natalya, Aliyah, and Shayna Baszler). 

Sasha Banks announced her entry to the Royal Rumble, establishing that she is ready to fight for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. 


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With “The Boss” returning on SmackDown a day before the women’s Royal Rumble, we speculate that the women’s division has to be prepared more than ever. We are one day away from seeing what Sasha Banks can implement to climb to the top of the ladder.


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WWE Royal Rumble can be full of surprises, and unexpected WWE returns. Can ‘The Boss’ win?

The answer will air on the Premium Live Event- Royal Rumble 2022. It will stream this Saturday on Peacock, WWE Network, and everywhere else.



Akash Dhakite

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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.