John Cena battled through Monday Night Raw with a broken nose but in the days that have followed since he, and the WWE, have been far more cautious.
We learnt yesterday that the veteran Superstar had been taken out of the firing line for all live WWE events over the weekend period - from Friday's San Diego show up to the next Raw - and has already undergone surgery.
And now, with a new photo having emerged showing Cena on the day of his surgery, reports have also revealed details of the procedure as well as one unlikely knock on effect.
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Whilst John Cena would likely have missed at least one week of in-ring work regardless of how the surgery went, PW Insider has revealed that the procedure was far from straight forward. They note how the broken nose "was said to be a bad one and it needed extensive medical work to set."
An image, originally provided by nodq.com and believed to be taken before Cena went under the knife, also offers fans an update on the star's situation.
The surgery appears to have been specifically required in order to alleviate breathing issues, John Cena could now face at least a couple of weeks out of action.
With SummerSlam now just over three weeks away the WWE will be crossing their fingers that Cena's recovery is complete by the August 23rd event.
Knock on effect
The injury issue isn't just affecting John Cena's participation in WWE events either.
As those with their ear to the ground may already know, Nikki Bella pulled out of her scheduled match against Becky Lynch on SmackDown this week and now it appears Cena's broken nose was the direct cause.
Bella took herself out of the show in order to be with her boyfriend as he went in for surgery this week.
The issue is becoming a frustration for all involved and the WWE will be hoping that their precautionary measures this week will pay off in the long run.
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