WWE has announced that Elias is suffering from an undisclosed injury, and will not be wrestling in the King of the Ring tournament match on tonight's SmackDown.
Elias was scheduled to face Chad Gable with the winner advancing to the finals against Baron Corbin at the WWE Clash of Champions PPV on Sunday.
UPDATE: PWInsider reports that Elias is legitimately dealing with an ankle injury. The decision was made today to pull him from the KOTR match.
Stay tuned for updates on a possible replacement for Elias. Below is WWE's announcement on the change:
Injury forces Elias to withdraw from King of the Ring tournament
Due to an injury, Elias will not compete in his scheduled King of the Ring semifinal match against Chad Gable.
Stay with WWE Digital platforms and watch SmackDown LIVE tonight on USA Network at 8/7 c for further updates as the situation develops.