According to WWE.com, Mark Henry was injured at one of their house shows last night:
"Mark Henry suffered a right hamstring injury at a live event in Boston on Saturday, August 31. This occurred as Henry ran in during the last match of the night. Medical imaging will be obtained to determine the severity of the injury."
"Last night at the WWE house show in Boston, when Mark Henry did a run-in at the end of the show to save Daniel Bryan from a beat down from The Shield and Randy Orton, he pulled up lame while running, and then limped to the ring. He stayed in the corner while the other faces all hit their big moves on The Shield. He looked in the ring like he was in pain, had a hard time getting out of the ring and limped to the back."
The latest word from Dave Meltzer was that he's been pulled from tonight's event in Washington, D.C., and will be having an MRI taken tomorrow to discover the extent of the damage done.
To say this was horrible timing would be an understatement. Having had many serious injuries during his career, including a broken patella and a torn patella tendon in July 2006 and needing career threatening shoulder surgery in May 2012, Henry has developed an arguably deserved reputation for being injury prone.
Indeed, apparently Henry had huge heat from WWE management this May for taking time off to recover from nagging injuries that didn't necessitate surgery, as it screwed up a major storyline they already had planned for him. Clearly that resentment didn't last very long, as upon his return four weeks later he was immediately placed into a feud with John Cena.
However, those feelings of doubt towards his commitment and long term health will surely rear their ugly head again if the 42 year old requires a long layoff to recover from his latest malady. Henry, who has already teased retirement twice in high profile WWE angles, may also decide to finally throw in the towel on his wrestling career if the injury is more than just a minor setback. Definitely bad news all round for the many Mark Henry fans here.