WWE Rumors: Mark Henry Reportedly Suffers Knee Injury During SmackDown

Brandon GalvinFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Mark Henry 'The World's Strongest Man' is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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WWE Superstar Mark Henry can't catch a break it seems, as he reportedly injured his knee during this week's edition of SmackDown heading into the 2012 Royal Rumble, according to Rajah.com's Michael Bluth.

Mark Henry is believed to have suffered a hyper-extended knee during his match with the Big Show, which will air tonight on SyFy. Henry, who has dealt with knee problems in the past, threw a punch without properly planting his foot.

A reader who watched the Australian broadcast of SmackDown (which airs a day earlier down under) said it was clear that something went very wrong after Henry collapsed, 'like he had been shot in the thigh,' and he immediately exited the ring in pain. They immediately cut to commercial and the match eventually ended in a count out.

Despite nursing a groin injury for the past two months, which was believed to be the reason he dropped the World Heavyweight Championship in the first place, the World's Strong Man continued to push through and perform during the injury.

One has to believe that this knee injury may have been directly linked to his groin injury, as he may have been trying to compensate for the pain.

Regardless, we have to hope that he is not seriously injured. He is one of the top heels in the company after enjoying a career renaissance in 2011. He finally has a gimmick that's working for him and has been in legitimate main event programs for months. 

Luckily for WWE, he is participating in a triple threat match, where WWE can have him rest for the majority of the match and use a storyline to allow him to rest for the next few months.