THE FLASH's JESSE L. MARTIN Taking a Leave of Absence Due to Back Injury

The Flash
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Jesse L. Martin is taking a leave of absence from the CW's The Flash as Joe West due to a recent back injury. TVLine initially reported the news, and Warner Bros. Television provided a statement shortly after.

"Jesse Martin is taking a medical leave of absence from The Flash," the studio said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "We wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to his return as Detective Joe West."

Martin reportedly suffered the injury before the filming of the current season, and worked through the injury somewhat in filming of the early episodes before deciding to take a hiatus.

The Flash airs Tuesday on the CW.

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