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WWE doctor shares the details of Roman Reigns’ emergency surgery

Roman ReignsWWE star Roman Reigns will miss Sunday’s Night of Champions match with Seth Rollins after undergoing emergency surgery to repair an incarcerated hernia Saturday in Nashville. In an interview on the WWE Network, Reigns explained that he suddenly felt a persistent sharp pain, and called 911. At the hospital in Nashville, doctors determined Reigns needed immediate surgery.

WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann explained on WWE.com that Reigns was already competing with a hernia, but it has worsened to the point that Reigns could no longer wrestle without surgery.

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.”
The doctor also said that Reigns will likely be out for at least four to six weeks, meaning he could miss October’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view as well.

“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.”

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