John Cena Confirms Injury, 4-6 Month WWE Hiatus Planned

News of John Cena’s arm injury was no secret. Even if one had not read reports of Cena’s plans to undergo surgery after Summerslam, it took but once glance at his exceedingly swollen elbow to know things were not all rosy.

Following WWE Summerslam, at which Cena lost a Championship match to Daniel Bryan (who ultimately lost his belt to MITB winner Randy Orton), WWE’s most popular Superstar announced plans to embark on a hiatus as he deals with his injury.

Attributing the issue to a torn triceps, Cena acknowledged on WWE RAW that he will be miss ring time to undergo surgery.

“John has been dealing with a large left elbow bursitis,” said WWE’s Dr. Michael Sampson. “We did an MRI which showed a partial triceps tear. Being the warrior that he is, he did not want to have surgery [forcing him to cancel his SummerSlam match].”

According to, recovery will take in the neighborhood of 4-6 months.

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