Injuries have run consistently throughout the WWE in recent months. Daniel Bryan may need another neck surgery, which could cause him to be out for another year. Wade Barrett suffered a separated shoulder from a throw by Jack Swagger into the barricade. After the medical reports were concluded, he will be out for a significant amount of time.
Add another injury to the laundry of list superstars with ailing bodies after last night’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Randy Orton suffered head trauma after a ladder came down on his head.
“We had an incident during the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match where Randy was struck in the head with the ladder, which caused a laceration to the top of his scalp. I evaluated him immediately after the incident. He did not show any signs of a concussion, so what we did ringside was to stop the bleeding with a mixture of Vaseline and epinephrine – which is also known as adrenaline. – WWE Physician Dr. Chris Amann.”
Amann continued, “Immediately after the match, we brought him back to the training room where we thoroughly cleaned the wound and put 11 staples in his head. We are going to monitor him for any signs of neurological changes and we’ll follow up with him tomorrow at Raw in Hartford, Conn.”
The good news for WWE is that Orton was able to finish the match. Due to WWE’s medical staff, they were able to stop the bleeding like Amann stated earlier. [WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE] Below is the picture of Orton’s injury at WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view that he tweeted earlier:
12 count em 12 pic.twitter.com/6TkFj3bnc8
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 30, 2014
Any injury like that would warrant immediate apprehension by the WWE. Luckily enough, no concussion-like symptoms developed during the match. WWE is now being extremely strict with concussions, the unfortunate scenario that Corey Graves is proof of that.
He may never be able to wrestle again after suffering his second concussion in the past year. Now, WWE wants to find him a position behind the scenes.
It really all started with the Chris Benoit saga and why he performed such evil acts against his family. This is WWE’s way of covering their assets with superstars and their families. Concussions are starting to be looked at all throughout professional sports so carefully. Personally, it is a great thing for sports and the athlete’s livelihoods.
With Orton’s injury, WWE has yet to announce an update on his condition. You know as much as we do so far. If a long-term injury is the answer, Triple H and Vince McMahon have a lot of thinking to do with their creative direction. Orton would be the third main event-star to leave the company due to injury in the last three months.
Make sure to check back here for all the latest updates on Bryan’s injury, as well as Orton’s situation. Monday Night Raw will answer most of the questions the WWE Universe wants to know.
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