Liv Morgan's Shoulder Injury Reportedly Worse Than Expected

It's been bad news after bad news for Liv Morgan this week. The WWE star injured her shoulder during a match on "WWE SmackDown" two weeks ago, while defending her WWE Women's Tag Team Championship alongside Raquel Rodriguez. And this week it was reported that Morgan's injury was bad enough that it might require surgery


Now, in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reports that Morgan's injury was "worse than originally expected" and that she'll "be out long enough that [WWE] decided to move on and give Rodriguez a new partner." Due to her injury, Morgan and Rodriguez were unable to defend their titles in a planned match on "WWE Raw" the Monday after the incident. The duo, who won the tag team championship in mid-April by defeating Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus, were set to defend the belts against Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville. Instead, WWE made the decision to vacate the titles as the severity of Morgan's injuries became more clear. Not only that, but Rodriguez was paired up with Shotzi as a new tag team partner, indicating further that Morgan might be gone for an extended period of time. 


The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also noted that it's unclear how Morgan's injury will impact her blossoming entertainment career outside WWE, as she was set to appear in a movie about Mildred Burke. That role followed a big year for Morgan, aka Gionna Daddio, as she started to land more roles in horror TV shows and films like "Chucky" and "The Kill Room."