WWE is reporting that John Cena will be heading to Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday to undergo shoulder surgery. Cena himself has confirmed the news by posting the following on his official Twitter page:
Rather upside down start to 2016 as tomorrow I will head to Birmingham for shoulder surgery. Life’s full of set backs but #nevergiveup
Multiple sources are reporting that Cena is suffering from a torn rotator cuff.
Obviously, this surgery means that Cena will not be one of the participants at the upcoming Royal Rumble event this month. Unfortunately, it also means that Cena may also likely miss WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas as well, where it was reported that he would be facing The Undertaker; however, as of this report, there is no word on exactly how long Cena will be out of action.
WrestlingNewsSource.com will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.
John lost his WWE United States Championship after a very lengthy off and on reign to a returning Alberto Del Rio at last year’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Cena took a good while off from WWE and since returning he continued his feud with Del Rio and even got a rematch that he won due to interference from the League of Nations.
Cena was slated to have another rematch against Del Rio at the Royal Rumble but those plans have been scrapped and Calisto is currently in the slot for that contest. Calisto defeated Del Rio on Smackdown cleanly because the WWE didn’t think Cena would be healthy.