Update on Rey Mysterio's Injury, Current Relationship with WWE

Sharon GlencrossContributor IMarch 7, 2013

photo from wwe.com
photo from wwe.com

One thing is for sure: These are frustrating times for Rey Mysterio.

The former World Heavyweight champion's WWE career has been plagued by wellness issues and knee problems over the last couple of years. He's been on and off television so much that at this point, viewers must know they can't get used to him sticking around.

The star's admission on Twitter last week that he may have torn his ACL again has only added to the issues. Will he need to take time off for yet another knee surgery?

Thankfully, a glimmer of hope has been offered to Mysterio fans. In this week's (subscribers-only) F4W Newsletter, Bryan Alvarez notes that the current talk is that the star will not need surgery, although it is still expected that he'll be out for a little while:

Rey Mysterio suffered a knee injury but was told by James Andrews that he didn't need surgery. He will need to wear a special boot and probably won't be wrestling for a while. He had feared he'd torn the ACL in his "good" knee several weeks back.

Alvarez also went on to mention that after a rocky few years, things between Mysterio and his employer have never been better: 

For whatever it's worth, the company and Rey are on very good terms of late and they've been begging him to come back. They don't want him to leave and consider him a company man for life, even after he retires. At least, that's their mindset this week.

While it is good news that Mysterio and WWE are on good terms again, the clock still seems to be ticking on his wrestling career.

After suffering numerous knee injuries and undergoing too many surgeries to count, it is surely time for the star to seriously start considering hanging up his boots, once and for all.

On the bright side, at least WWE can be relied upon to give him a proper send-off whenever he does decide to retire.