Sunday night should have been a big night for Roman Reigns as the superstar was set to have a one on one match against his bitter rival and former tag team partner, Seth Rollins at Night of Champions. News broke on Saturday however that Reigns had been rushed to hospital in Nashville and would undergo emergency surgery. Little was known at the time but rumours began to spread that he would indeed miss the pay per view.
Many felt, as we did, that this may have been a kayfabe injury and that he would show up at Night of Champions anyway but unfortunately this was not the case. Instead it was announced at Night of Champions that Reigns had indeed undergone emergency surgery on an Incarcerated Hernia and would likely be out of action for a ‘few months’.
WWE.com have made a statement regarding Reigns’ surgery and predicted recovery time;
"Now that the surgery has gone well, the clear next thought was when will the WWE Universe be able to see the powerhouse back in action.
"Roman has been transferred to the recovery room and is doing quite well. The plan is to keep him overnight, give him IV antibiotics to prevent infection and make sure the intestinal function returns to normal before discharging him from the hospital. If everything goes well, that should be [Sunday]," Dr. Amann said. "Most of the time, the recovery time for something like this in terms of returning to physical activity is between four and six weeks. This was a pretty significant hernia, so it will probably be closer to six weeks."
If Reigns is indeed out for six weeks before he can return to ‘physical activity’ this could mean he will not be match fit for up to 10 weeks, meaning he will certainly miss the Hell In The Cell PPV on October 26th and could even miss Survivor Series on November 23.
This injury could not have come at a worse time for Reigns, he is a young superstar making his first real push to become a genuine contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and this will be a real set back.
Roman Reigns has found time in hospital to release a video on Youtube discussing his surgery, which can be seen below.
We wish Roman a speedy recovery and can’t wait to see him back in the ring as soon as he’s fit.