Sasha Banks Scheduled to Return Next Week on Friday Night Smackdown

-- While WWE has not officially announced it on their website or social media platforms as of this writing, Sasha Banks is scheduled to return next week on Friday Night Smackdown. On various telecasts of NFL games on FOX this afternoon, the announcers hyped up Smackdown and turned it over to a prerecorded promo by Michael Cole that noted that Sasha Banks would be on hand to address the "heinous" attack by her former best friend, Bayley. There was some speculation that perhaps WWE would be holding Banks off of TV for a little while as she sold the attack and also to prolong the storyline but that doesn't appear to be the case now. WWE is pushing that Banks is suffering from a "severe bone bruise in her knee and a compressed nerve in her neck" as a result of the beatdown.