WWE Champion is currently undergoing surgery on his knee in Pensacola, Florida, the official WWE website has announced.
WWE states that after Ryback drove Punk through a table on Raw, The Straight Edge Superstar took a late night flight to Florida for an emergency consultation with Dr. James Andrews. A review of his condition resulted in Punk undergoing immediate surgery today.
WWE says they will provide an update on Punk’s surgery when it’s available.
As we reported here last week on 24Wrestling.com, CM Punk has been dealing with a knee injury for several weeks now. He’s been seen limping around backstage and has been working through the pain as one of the companies top work-horses. As for how long Punk will remain out of action, it remains to be seen exactly what the surgery was for and how damaged his knee was.
WWE typically overstates how long talent will be out of action after an injury, so we’ll follow up with our own update on how long Punk will be out. He’s still expected to wrestle The Rock at the Royal Rumble in 6 weeks and there are no signs at this time that he won’t be able to compete at the show.