Roman Reigns has been rushed to hospital for emergency surgery and been ruled out of tonight’s Night of Champions PPV.
WWE.com reported that Reigns required surgery for an incarcerated hernia. Reigns was in Nashville, Tennessee to promote the pay-per-view, which he will now not be a part of.
WWE physician Chris Amann gave an update to Reigns’ status.
“Roman had developed acute abdominal pain in his hotel room last night after his match. This wasn’t related to a specific injury that occurred in the ring. Roman has had a pre-existing hernia for some time, which unfortunately had become acutely painful, which led to him going to the emergency room in Nashville. He was found to have a large hernia that was unable to be reduced, which means pushed back into the abdominal cavity. As a result, it was necessary to perform an emergent operation to open up the hernia sac and try and push it back into the abdominal cavity.”
“At the time of the surgery, surgeons found a loop of small intestine was caught in the hernia sac, which would account for the pain and discomfort that Roman was having earlier in the evening. The surgeons released the hernia sac so the intestine could be pushed back into the abdominal cavity. Once they were satisfied blood supply had returned to the intestine after releasing the hernia, they went ahead and completed the procedure. A mesh was placed over where the hernia had occurred to prevent future occurrences.”
Thoughts now turn to when Reigns will be available to return to action, with plans being known to move him towards to top of the card and possibly an eventual showdown with the WWE World Heavyweight champion at next year’s WrestleMania.
“The plan is to keep him overnight, give him IV antibiotics to prevent infection and make sure the intestinal function returns to normal before discharging him from the hospital. Most of the time, the recovery time for something like this in terms of returning to physical activity is between four and six weeks. This was a pretty significant hernia, so it will probably be closer to six weeks.”
Reigns was scheduled to face Seth Rolling at Night of Champions. There has been no word yet on if Rollins will still compete.