In what has to be considered a crushing blow to the already thin roster of active WWE Superstars, PWInsider.com broke the news earlier today that another one of WWE’s top stars will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time as fifteen-time former World Champion John Cena will undergo surgery in Birmingham, Alabama to repair an injury in his shoulder. Both WWE.com and John Cena (via his Twitter account) have confirmed that Cena will undergo shoulder surgery, though they did not specify the exact injury (PWInsider is reporting that it’s thought to be a torn rotator cuff, though that has not yet been confirmed). If the injury is indeed a torn rotator cuff, then Cena’s timetable for a return is six to nine months. With Superstars like Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, & Randy Orton all still on the sidelines with injuries of their own that will likely keep them off of the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania, it appears that John Cena is the latest Superstar to suffer this fate. While Cena has a history of being able to come back earlier than expected from injuries, there is only three months until the biggest show on the WWE calendar so a return in time for WrestleMania seems unlikely.
After a two-month hiatus from WWE to film the FOX reality show “American Grit”, John Cena made his return on the December 28 episode of RAW where he faced United States Champion Alberto Del Rio, winning the title match by disqualification. Cena was not a part of Monday’s RAW and, while he is making an appearance on this week’s SmackDown, he will not be competing or doing anything physical. Prior to this injury, it appeared as though Cena would be feuding with Del Rio and The League of Nations and, with his picture on the Royal Rumble poster, it was expected that Cena would be a part of the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match in a few weeks.
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