WWE superstar John Cena’s WrestleMania 32 appearance in doubt after shoulder surgery

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Wrestler Cena poses for photographers during 'Arthur Ashe Kid's Day' at the U.S. Open
Wrestler Cena poses for photographers during 'Arthur Ashe Kid's Day' at the U.S. Open - Reuters/Keith Bedford

After returning to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television a few weeks ago, superstar John Cena is once again likely to remain on the sidelines indefinitely after he underwent a shoulder surgery at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centre in Birmingham, Alabama.

“He had a complete tear of a small portion of the rear rotator cuff tendon, the infraspinatus – toward the top-back of his shoulder, which I repaired. Also, there was a huge piece of loose tissue in his shoulder that needed to be removed.” Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, who performed the surgery on Cena, said to WWE.com.

Dr. Dugas went on to mention about the degradation that Cena’s AC joint has suffered.  The surgery took over an hour to complete and Cena will now have to work on a range of motions before allowing any weight on his shoulder.

With WrestleMania 32 just under 90 days away, John Cena’s injury will be a huge blow for WWE as they have lost their main man before their biggest show of the year. Mania 32 has been billed as the biggest event in the show’s 32-year history.

WWE has not released any specific deadlines when John Cena would be returning. The latest injury on the 38-year-old Cena may suggest that the Cenation leader might be coming to the end of his magnificent career.

Reports suggested that Cena was in WWE’s plans to face Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at the main event of WrestleMania 32. However, with Cena gone, it will be a huge challenge for the company to book a match of such calibre since the company is devoid of a similar big name at the moment.

It’s not only Cena who has suffered an injury setback for WWE in recent times. Other superstars’ like Seth Rollins (knee injury), Randy Orton (shoulder) and Antonio Cesaro (torn rotator cuff) are nursing injuries and will be unable to replace Cena as the main man.

With so many names missing from the charts it remains to be seen what WWE owner Vince McMahon does to push Roman Reigns, billed to be the company’s star of the future.