We're not yet through the first full week of May but the WWE has already had to contend with a growing list of injuries to it's high profile stars this year.
Now over a third of the way through the calendar year there have been well documented issues that have sidelines the likes of Daniel Bryan, Jey Uso, and rising star Sami Zayn.
And now another big name Superstar is facing a significant time out of action after revealing to the Twitter world that he is set to go under the knife - his timeline for recovery likely to rule him out for some of this summer's biggest shows.
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Taking to Twitter late Tuesday evening, veteran wrestler Goldust posted the following message:
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Sidelined for summer
After Goldust appeared to downplay any issue at the end of April confirmation of the injury's severity from the Superstar himself is a big blow to his fans, not to mention the WWE's plans. Goldust is a seasoned veteran of the ring and his matches always draw intrigue.
Facing the prospect of four months out on the sidelines this means a tentative return date could be as far away as September.
With no less than five pay-per-view events scheduled between now and then - including the likes of Money in The Bank, SummerSlam and Night of Champions - it looks like the WWE will have to scrap any plans they had for Goldust in such high profile events.
Having turned 46 last month there must now be legitimate concerns about whether Goldust will be able to perform to the same level, if at all, when he does eventually return from the serious surgery.
Injury build up
Vince McMahon must be cursing his luck at the minute. After seeing the likes of Daniel Bryan and Sheamus return from long injury lay offs earlier this year it now seems like not a week goes by without one of the roster going down with a new issue.
Bryan for instance hasn't been seen in action since being pulled from the recent European Tour over fears his neck injury had resurfaced.
Add to that the injury suffered by up and coming Superstar Sami Zayn only last week and there is no doubt that the WWE is deep in yet another injury crisis.
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