Seth Rollins' injury details and his expected time of recovery

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WWE played into the Seth Rollins injury angle this week on Monday Night Raw by not having him appear on the show.

In the main event of last week's Raw, the men's Royal Rumble winner was on the receiving end of several F-5s by the man he will challenge for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar.

WWE carried on this storyline this week by playing highlight packages of the attack and stating this was the reason why he wouldn't be appearing on this week's show.

Rollins was in fact in Portland, but he wasn't cleared to compete this week as he had a bad back, according to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, via Wrestling Inc.

The Kingslayer is reportedly just resting his back and it isn't serious. However, he will not be working live events for the foreseeable future, and WWE won't give him a physical for TV over the next month.

The good news is though that the back injury isn't deemed serious enough to threaten his status for WrestleMania, meaning his Universal title match vs Lesnar should still go ahead as planned.

Raw Changes

Meltzer also noted, via Ringside News, that Rollins' injury likely caused WWE to change their plans for Raw.

He believes Kurt Angle replaced Rollins in the main event tag team match of Angle and Braun Strowman vs Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin due to the injury.

Despite this, Wrestling Inc has also stated that WWE has the men's Royal Rumble winner advertised for this weekend's Raw live events.

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However, this is likely to change sometime this week if he isn't going to be cleared for the next month, or he will be under no contact rule.

Lesnar vs Rollins for the Universal title has been rumoured for WrestleMania for a couple of months now, so it would be a real shame if The Kingslayer's back injury forces him to miss this year's Showcase of the Immortals.

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