Although it appeared to be a work at first, Sin Cara did indeed suffer an injury during his match with Alberto Del Rio atMonday Night Raw last night (Aug. 19, 2013) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. As it turns out, the high flyer was grounded by a simple finger dislocation.
WWE.com has quotes from Dr. Michael Sampson:
"During the match he did a dive outside of the ring and landed on his finger and dislocated his 4th ring finger. I evaluated it, I reduced it - meaning I relocated it - in the ring, and brought him back to the training room. We're going (to) get X-rays tomorrow to make sure he doesn't have an avulsion fracture. Hopefully we'll be able to finger splint him and he'll be able to wrestle, but it'll be determined after x-rays tomorrow."
As others have pointed out after watching the video, it appears as though the very first kick Del Rio fired off may have done the damage and the dive to the outside simply exacerbated the problem.
Have a look:
Either way, Sin Cara's reputation and standing within the company has taken yet another hit as the guy just can't manage to stay healthy. Couple that with his inability to go an entire match without botching a move or two and his reportedly bad attitude backstage and one wonders how much longer WWE will continue trying to get some sort of return on its investment.
Would anyone have a problem with the promotion cutting its losses now?