It looks like a world title feud with former 3MB teammate Drew McInytre will have to wait. Jinder Mahal, who just returned to WWE Raw in April, is back out after undergoing knee surgery. Mahal broke the sad news on Instagram, posting a photo of himself with crutches and a bandaged leg and writing, "Unfortunately I had to go under the knife again to fix some knee issues. The journey has hit a speed bump, but I will be back stronger than ever." Apparently, these surgeons have forgotten one of wrestling's cardinal rules: don't hinder the Jinder.
The former WWE Champion was featured in a video talking about his return and how glad he was to be back the day after his Raw return, in which he said, "I figured I might as well be proactive and I started emailing the right people who I needed to contact and let them know that hey, I'm cleared, and I'm ready to come back any time, so, a couple emails back and forth, and 'hey, you're coming back,' so it's really exciting. It's awesome to be back. Seeing familiar faces. Seeing some new faces. Just hanging out in the locker room, I said to Shelton Benjamin, we were just making some jokes and having fun, I was like, 'man, I miss being in the locker room.' It's been a while. Just seeing the guys and the camaraderie that's there can only be found in the locker room."
Mahal returned with a dominant win over Akira Tozawa, and with his history with current WWE Champ McIntyre, the Modern Day Maharaja seemed primed for a push. It looks like that will have to wait a little while longer for now. Bleeding Cool wishes Jinder Mahal a healthy and speedy recovery, and we hope to see him back soon.