One thing is for sure: Mark Henry has had a rough time in recent months.
After suffering a serious groin injury last month, which led to him hastily losing the World Heavyweight Championship at the TLC pay-per-view, news is now circulating that the ailing monster suffered an additional knee injury at this week's Smackdown tapings.
As Mike Johnson at PWInsider reported earlier today:
Mark Henry suffered what is believed to have been a hyperextended knee at this past Tuesday's Smackdown taping in Tucson, Arizona. The injury, which will air on Smackdown tonight, occurred when Henry was throwing a punch and his knee moved forward before he had completely planted his foot during a move. Henry, who has been working through a groin issue, has had knee problems in the past.
Johnson goes on to note that the ending of the show had to be "changed on the fly" due to what happened.
Johnson claims the original plan was for Henry to splash Daniel Bryan after the sneaky heel champion had just been beaten down by Big Show, calling into doubt the ability of Bryan to retain his title in the three-way cage match at this week's Royal Rumble event. Per the hastily changed ending, according to those in countries where the show has already aired, Henry has a much more limited role.
Johnson also notes that Henry, who often works through injuries, is still expected to participate in the three-way cage match during the upcoming Royal Rumble.