One of WWE superstar John Cena’s catchphrases is, “You can’t see me,” but at the moment, it’s quite literal; he’s currently off TV with a shoulder injury! But his recovery is looking up, according to a recent tweet.
The 15-time World Heavyweight Champion posted an update for 7.6 million Twitter followers, writing “Day 6 post operation. Movement is very good but because a giant chunk of cartilage was missing, this one may take a bit.” However, despite how pessimistic that final part may sound, Cena using the hashtag “nevergiveup” shows he remains in high spirits.
Day 6 post operation. Movement is very good but because a giant chunk of cartilage was missing, this one may take a bit. #nevergiveup
— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 13, 2016Advertisement
Cena had only been back on WWE programming very briefly before the injury, having taken a hiatus following the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view fight in late October to film the reality show American Grit for Fox. He returned on the December 28 episode of Raw, only to be sidelined by the shoulder injury on January 7.
John Cena is the latest in a long list of WWE performers to be put on the inactive list, which include Daniel Bryan (concussion), Randy Orton (shoulder injury), Seth Rollins (knee injury), Cesaro (shoulder injury), and Tyson Kidd (spinal cord injury). As a result, the news that Cena’s recovery is going well is positive not only for his fans, but his employers as well, as the company has begun receiving criticism for its over-reliance on Cena for ratings and subsequent inability to create new stars to make up for the absence of him and other main event talent.
If you’re a member of the WWE Universe and still hoping to watch John Cena, you can always turn off the TV and head to the movies. Cena appears in two films currently in theatres, Sisters and Daddy’s Home, though the latter is only a cameo. And look out for American Grit, which is scheduled to air sometime in 2016, though hopefully Cena will be back in the ring before then!