On Monday Night Raw this week, WWE surprised many of their fans when they had Bobby Lashley turn heel and attack Kevin Owens following their match on the show.
Lashley repeatedly attacked Owens after their contest by smashing his leg into the ring post. WWE later announced that The Prizefighter had sustained an injury following the attack.
Many WWE fans initially thought that the injury report was part of a storyline between Owens and Lashley, but this wasn't the case.
Word then came out that he was suffering from a knee injury, one which he had been dealing with for a while, and now there's concern that he could miss a considerate amount of time.
The former Universal Champion is expected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery next week. When his knee is looked at, it will be determined if he needs minor or major surgery.
This drastically affects when he will return to the ring once more for WWE, as according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via Cageside Seats.
If it is minor surgery, Owens could return to action after four months of recovery. However, if major surgery is required, he could be out for up to eight months.
If The Prizefighter requires major surgery, there is a strong chance that he could miss WrestleMania 35 next year which would be a huge blow for the superstar.
Owens could miss Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble if he is out for four months, and possibly Money in the Bank in 2019 if his knee injury requires major surgery, which would be unfortunate.
WWE has written him out of storylines indefinitely with the angle on Raw for now, but hopefully, he will be able to return to the ring soon.
The former Universal Champion hasn't been used in many major storylines since he switched from SmackDown to Raw earlier this year.
His last major storyline was at SummerSlam when he had a match against Braun Strowman for the Money in the Bank briefcase, a match which he lost.
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