UPDATE: Today at 2:31 PM ET, WWE ran a “Breaking News” update on the WWE Network, which interrupted Slam City. Scott Standford gave the update at the WWE Headquarters on how Roman Reigns is doing after surgery on his hernia. Stanford said that Reigns’ surgery was a success and he will remain overnight at the hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. As previously reported, he was pulled from WWE Night of Champions.
Dr. Christopher Amann was on the phone and said “fortunately, everything seems to be doing fine.” He added that Reigns was resting comfortably. When asked what caused the Hernia, Amann stressed that it didn’t happen in the ring and was a problem Reigns had been dealing with it. Reigns woke up this morning with severe abdominal pain that got worse, so he contacted the medical staff at WWE. He was told to go to the hospital. That’s when he found out it was an incarcerated hernia. That means the hernia had a bit of intestine wrapped around it, which required immediate surgery.
Reigns will be out at least four to six weeks, but it could take as long as three months. Amann added that Reigns physical condition won’t help him recover. He has to let his body and muscle heal before he can do anything physical. The doctors won’t let him return until he’s cleared.
ORIGINAL: The following is from WWE.com:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — WWE.com has learned Roman Reigns has been rushed to a Nashville, Tenn., hospital to undergo emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia. Reigns had been in Nashville to promote tomorrow’s Night of Champions event. His recovery time will be evaluated by the local surgeon and WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann following today’s operation. Check back with WWE.com for updates on Reigns’ condition.