Big Update: How Much Ring Time Will Roman Reigns Miss? More Details on His Injury & Surgery

Nick Paglino

roman reignsWWE.com has posted an update on Roman Reigns noting he underwent successful hernia surgery, and will be missing approximately 4-6 weeks of in-ring action, but according to Dr. Chris Amann, closer to 6 weeks due to the severity of the injury.

“Roman has had a pre-existing hernia for some time, which unfortunately had become acutely painful, which led to him going to the emergency room in Nashville,” Amann stated. “He was found to have a large hernia that was unable to be reduced, which means pushed back into the abdominal cavity. As a result, it was necessary to perform an emergency operation to open up the hernia sac and try and push it back into the abdominal cavity.”

The Mayo Clinic’s online definition of an inguinal hernia describes it as “a condition that isn’t necessarily painful by itself,” adding that the hernia “doesn’t get better or go away on its own, however, and it can lead to life-threatening complications.” Mayo Clinic staff also note that inguinal hernia repair is a common surgical procedure.

Reigns has been transferred to a recovery area and is “doing quite well.” Doctors will continue to monitor his progress with a particular focus on preventing infection and insuring that his intestinal functions return to normal. He may be discharged from the hospital as early as tomorrow.

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