WWE NXT star Tommasso Ciampa may be out longer than previously anticipated.

The former tag-team partner of Johnny Gargano reportedly re-injured his ankle during DIY’s match with The Authors of Pain at NXT TakeOver: Chicago over the weekend.

Via Rajah:

“In a followup to our post here, Tommasso Ciampa ended up aggravating his ankle injury at Sunday’s NXT TakeOver event and will now reportedly be out of action for a while.”

“After initially injuring his ankle at a live event on Saturday, the initial diagnosis was that he avoided a major issue and would be able to wrestle at NXT TakeOver the day after. While he did wrestle, reports indicate that he was far from 100% and only got in the ring due to the critical post-match angle that needed to happen. Unfortunately, during the course of the match, he made the injury worse.”

Ciampa’s turn on Gargano figured to be one of the biggest programs on NXT this summer, but it sounds like Ciampa’s injury is serious and we may not see him and Gargano duke it out anytime soon.

The Boston, MA. native injured his ankle originally in a spot at a live show and it was reported at the time that he may not be able to go in the group’s tag-team match against The Authors of Pain because of it.

Still, nothing is official as of yet so we’ll monitor this story as more details continue to be released.

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