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WWE issues statement on John Cena injury - but don't worry, he won't give up

As covered by our own intrepid Randall Ortman in today's Rumor Round-up, John Cena did suffer a legitimate eye injury during last week's house shows.  The injury is not something that will put the hard working Superstar on the shelf, but it is being written around and into his feud with United States Champion Rusev. posted an article this morning that covers all of those bases, including quotes from WWE's Senior Ringside Physician and CM Punk adversary Dr. Chris Amman:

John Cena had been [competing during] last weekend's Live Events when he sustained a corneal abrasion during his Live Event matches. This evening during the attack by Rusev, John Cena's injuries were exacerbated. As mentioned [on commentary], those injuries were a scratched cornea and a ruptured blood vessel.

We're going to do periodic eye exams to make sure the scratch on his cornea is healing and he will be ready for WWE Fastlane.

The article goes on to state that there's no plan for Cena's "return to 100 percent", which sounds to me like both a way to explain a reduced workload up to the Fast Lane pay-per-view (PPV) on February 22nd and a loss (or non-win) at that show, setting up the big comeback win at WrestleMania.

Thoughts?  Z-pak jokes?  Hoping the Cenation leader will bust out an eye patch look for next Monday?

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