If you were thinking that you haven’t seen much of Detective Joe West so far on this season of The Flash, you aren’t wrong.
Actor Jesse L. Martin, who portrays West and is also Barry Allen’s adoptive father on the show, has been forced to take an unscheduled hiatus for an undetermined period of time.
Over the normally scheduled summer hiatus, Martin suffered a back injury which has considerably compromised his mobility and explains why when we have seen him, he is either seated or otherwise stationary while on screen.
“Jesse Martin is taking a medical leave of absence from The Flash. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to his return as Detective Joe West,” the studio remarked in an official statement on the situation earlier this week.
Seeing how Joe West is a regular cast member on Team Flash and the show itself, the absence of the character will most definitely be addressed on the show.
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