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WWE issues statement on Sting injury amidst reports it could be career-ending

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As anyone who watched WWE's Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) can tell you, and as we reported on shortly after the show, it looks like Sting was injured during his main event showdown with Seth Rollins.

The first concrete information we've received came down moments ago when WWE.com posted a vague statement addressing reports of an injury:

Sting injured at Night of Champions 2015

Sting reportedly sustained an injury Sunday night during his WWE World Heavyweight Title Match against champion Seth Rollins.

Check back with WWE.com for more details and updates on Sting's condition following Night of Champions.

Though that amounts to little more than "we don't know", the company going on the record about the legend's status will be seen as confirmation.

As to confirmation of what, Dave Meltzer expanded on his initial reports on Wrestling Observer Radio to say that he's heard it's a neck or spine injury that occurred on the second buckle bomb spot in the match. "It was serious and to his neck," Meltzer said. He went on to speculate that it could be career-ending.

Over at PWInsider, Mike Johnson says that he's heard the same talk from backstage. Johnson's sources tell him that Sting went for tests late last night or early this morning, and that all involved are waiting for an official diagnosis. He says that the mood backstage is downbeat, not just because someone was injured, but because it could be the end for the 56 year old's in-ring career, and everyone has enjoyed working with him since he finally joined WWE's on-screen cast last November.

The Insider report also mentions that plans changed over the weekend to keep Sting around for an appearance on Raw tonight, but it's unclear if those are still the plans given the injury. If he does show up in Laredo, it will almost certainly be in a non-physical role.

More as we have it, Cagesiders.