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John Cena injured, unlikely to work WrestleMania 32

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UPDATE: Cena confirmed he's getting surgery on his shoulder.

According to a report from PW Insider, John Cena has a shoulder injury that will require surgery, which is apparently scheduled for tomorrow. That's why he wasn't on Monday Night Raw this week and why he only cut a promo at the SmackDown taping last night.

What's more, the injury is reportedly significant enough -- possibly a torn rotator cuff -- that he'll need extensive recovery time. That means he's likely going to miss WrestleMania 32, where he was rumored to be working a match against Undertaker.

This would be the first WrestleMania Cena hasn't worked since 2003.

If his injury is similar to Randy Orton's, and that's the early indication, it's roughly a 6-to-9 month recovery time. This is Cena we're talking about, so that may not apply, or at least it hasn't in the past.

Still, his being out means the list of top stars missing WrestleMania 32, a show WWE hopes will be its biggest ever, is far too long for comfort, including Cena, Orton, Seth Rollins, and Cesaro. The good news is The Rock has confirmed he will take part in the show, in some "history making" form, and Brock Lesnar is scheduled back on Raw next week.

It's not all doom and gloom, but this is certainly a big hit for WWE.

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