Jesse L. Martin will be unavailable for the sometime during The Flash season 5.
TVline has confirmed that Flash alum Jesse L. Martin will be taking a medical leave of absence from the superhero show.
In their official statement, The CW said, “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.”
According to some sources, Martin suffered a pretty major back injury over the summer hiatus, limiting his movement, which explains why almost all of his scenes this season have featured him in a sitting position.
His absence will be addressed in the show very soon. No official date of return has been revealed.
The flash returns November 13th with a new villain Rag Doll bringing chaos.