The current streak of bad luck with injuries in the WWE is rolling on with no end in sight it seems.
Daniel Bryan has been forced to relinquish a WWE title for the second time in less than a year, while Goldust has been forced to undergo shoulder surgery that will keep him out for around six months. And then there's NXT, which will be missing major stars Sami Zayn and Hideo Itami for the next few months after they too were hit by the injury curse.
And the hits just keep on coming, as another WWE Superstar was injured at the Payback pay-per-view last night.
Ryback's Rib Ache
According to a report from Wrestling Inc, Ryback potentially suffered a broken rib during his match with Bray Wyatt.
"Ryback was checked on by WWE trainers after the match due to concern about a possible broken rib," they wrote. "The injury may have happened when Wyatt hit his senton splash from the ropes to the floor on Ryback. PWInsider notes that Ryback was with WWE's medical staff backstage at the pay-per-view."
"It was also mentioned by the panel later in the show that Ryback may have suffered a broken rib."
This isn't the first time that Ryback has found himself injured. The Big Guy underwent hernia surgery in August of last year and was forced out of action for around three months to rehab following the operation.
And then there was the horrific broken ankle that nearly ended his career. In August 2010, during a live event in Hawaii, he snapped his ankle in a tag team match with David Otunga against The Hart Dynasty while part of Nexus. Ryback had to undergo three surgeries to fix his ankle and returned over a year later at the end of 2011.
If the news about broken ribs is indeed true, then it is entirely possible that the 33-year old could miss some time out in order to recuperate. What this does for his feud with Bray Wyatt however, still remains to be seen.