For the second week in a row, the WWE has seen one of its high-profile veteran stars go down with an injury, as Christian has joined Mark Henry on the sidelines with a concussion.
WWE.com has the news:
WWE Superstar Christian suffered a concussion during a match with WWE Champion Randy Orton on the Aug. 26 edition of Raw, according to WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann.
"We've pulled him out of all activity," said Amann. "His ImPACT scores are normal, but he’s still having some symptoms of fogginess and cloudiness."
According to the report, they are waiting for Christian's symptoms to subside before he is able to test himself inside the ring with the hope of being cleared.
Here's a look at the match with Randy Orton in which he reportedly suffered the injury.
Christian, who returned to the company after a 10-month absence in June, competed in the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match before getting a shot at Alberto Del Rio's world heavyweight title at SummerSlam.
He lost both of those attempts at gold, however, and it was unclear where he was headed next and if he was even going to be involved at Night of Champions.
Unfortunately for one of the company's fan favorites, this gives a pretty definitive answer, as the anticipated pay-per-view is just 12 days away and it would be next to impossible for him to return from a serious injury in time to develop a feud.
Moreover, this is an untimely injury in that Edge, whom Christian paired with to create one of the most successful tag teams of all time, is set to make his return next Monday.
If Christian is forced to be absent for that, it will be highly disappointing.
Nevertheless, while this is an unfortunate injury on many levels, concussions are extremely serious, and priority No. 1 is undoubtedly for Christian to get back to full health before returning to the ring.