Detective Joe West is taking a break.
Actor Jesse L. Martin, who portrays Barry Allen's adoptive father on the hit CW series The Flash, is stepping away from the hit DC Entertainment drama for a bit.
Martin suffered a back injury during the recent summer hiatus, which is why he has been seated in almost all of his scenes he has been featured in this season.
"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 said in a statement on the situation earlier today.
As of right now, it’s unclear how long Martin will be off-screen.
So far this season, Joe has mostly been confined to the West home, where we usually find him seated on one of the numerous pieces of furniture. He's helped Cecile and Iris deal with the struggles of motherhood, and even had a confrontation with Cicada last week.
Sources say Joe's absence will be addressed on the show.
The team here at Infinite Earths wants to wish Mr. Martin a speedy recovery!
We look forward to your return to Central City.
Source: TVLine via Entertainment Weekly
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