John Cena undergoes arm surgery

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September 19, 2012

John Cena

LATEST UPDATE: 9/19/12, 5:40 p.m.
The information published about John Cena's recovery was given to WWE.com prior to surgery. In speaking to Dr. Andrews after the procedure, in light of the amount of work that needed to be done and the number of bone chips removed, the prognosis for recovery is closer to six to eight weeks. Knowing John Cena, the former WWE Champion will do everything he needs to get back in the ring as soon as possible.

9/18/12, 5:45 p.m. Update

John Cena addressed the Cenation following surgery Tuesday afternoon. Cena tweeted:

Leaving the #AndrewsInstitute what a super surgeon #DrJamesAndrews is. U guys have my word, i will do whatever i can to be active ASAP ...

Because of who I have become, i DAILY deal with large doses of negativity. No biggie, always #riseabovehate but seeing all your messages ...


Really means alot to me and I just want to say thanks ...


Oh.. And @CMPunk u TIED a guy with a blown up ankle, and a shattered arm ... what say when i get healthy ...


We show the @wwe who #thechamp really is? And why would u even try and borrow @therock stuff, stick with #hitman n #macho #dontangerdwayne

9/18/12, 5:15 p.m. Update

WWE.com has learned John Cena had surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow today. Dr. Andrews removed several pieces of bone cartilage from Cena's elbow through a scope.

“He had begun to lose motion in his arm, and it had been locking up,” Andrews said. “I performed an orthoscopic procedure on his elbow and took out a bunch of spurs. Everything went really well.” Andrews described the procedure as “straight-forward” despite Cena’s “big, old arm.”

“Cena’s rehab will start on Monday with trying to improve his range of motion and getting the swelling down,” Andrews explained.

Cena is expected to recover in two to three weeks. As more information comes available, WWE.com will inform the WWE Universe.

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