WWE Releases Injury Update on Randy Orton & How Long He Will Be out of Action

Poppa Big NickCorrespondent IIIDecember 29, 2011

"The Apex Predator" Randy Orton
"The Apex Predator" Randy Orton

Over the last few days, WWE fans alike have been worried about hearing bad news about Randy Orton's injury.

Early reports of the injury described it as a back injury that could sideline him for up to six months which would effectively eliminate him from WWE WrestleMania XXVII. These reports were just that: early.

WWE.com has released the following:

"Randy suffered a herniated disc on the L4-L5 level on the left side, and that’s resulting in pain and weakness down his leg." Sampson explained. "He's going to need some time off for rehab, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy." 

This injury report came from WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson. This is a huge sigh of relief for the WWE and its fans because, like him or not, Orton is a huge draw and one of the best wrestlers today.

WWE.com also adds that the injury could keep him out for action for a few weeks.

WWE also announced that all matches Orton was scheduled to have for the coming weeks again Wade Barrett will take place, however, the "Great White" Sheamus will fill in for him.

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