Just fresh off his first pay-per-view in over a month, it appears John Cena has found himself injured again.
This is a tough break for the former "Dr. of Thuganomics" as this injury could land him back on the surgery table.
According to WrestlingInc.com, the injury happened during Raw:
John Cena injured himself on tonight's episode of RAW from Dayton after he landed on his foot awkwardly when chasing Dolph Ziggler to the back. Cena got his foot caught when leaving the ring which resulted in him landing badly on the outside. Cena limped his way to the back afterwards.
Cena himself took to Twitter to update fans with the following:
I am headed to grand rapids right now for early morn MRI on left knee. @wwe no matter what the result, I will be in the ring tomorrow!
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 20, 2012
Look, I am not a part of Cenation by any stretch of the imagination, yet I feel the guy has given his all and needs a break. Not just from injuries, but maybe time off to recharge the batteries. Let's face it, Cena is out of the title picture for the foreseeable future, so why not now?
Don't get me wrong, I get that Cena is the moneymaker for the WWE, but sometimes there are bigger things at play than making money for the company.
Hopefully for Cena's sake, this will turn out to be nothing major. Although I am sure even if it is, Cena will be where the WWE needs him to be.
In the end, Cena is Cena; fortunately for the WWE, he has barely missed any time due to injury. This injury should prove to be no different.
Ultimately, the best thing Cena has going for him now is the AJ angle since it doesn't require him to be in the ring, where he could further injure himself. Granted, he and Ziggler appear to be headed for a collision course, but who's to say that this feud couldn't stand some more buildup.
Overall, serious injury or not, the WWE can't afford to have one of their top stars out for too long. The fact is, about a month ago, we witnessed the WWE's ratings crumble without Cena's presence. Unfortunately, that means the WWE can't stand to lose him again, especially so soon.
I guess we will have to wait and see what happens here as I am sure the WWE will do their best to keep us informed.