Breaking News: CM Punk Undergoing Emergency Knee Surgery (Updated)

Erik BeastonFeatured ColumnistDecember 4, 2012

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According to the official website of WWE, current WWE Champion CM Punk is undergoing emergency knee surgery. has learned WWE Champion CM Punk is currently undergoing surgery on his knee in Pensacola, Fla.

Last night, after Ryback drove him through a table, The Straight Edge Superstar took a late night flight to Florida for an emergency consultation with Dr. James Andrews. A review of his condition resulted in the WWE Champion’s immediate surgery today.

This is a major development and a potentially huge blow to the TLC pay-per-view main event, as well as the potential and predicted WWE title match between Punk and The Rock at January's Royal Rumble. If the injury proves to be serious, Punk could miss weeks, if not months, of ring time, prematurely bringing to an end his year-long WWE Championship reign.

At the Survivor Series, Punk and John Cena double suplexed Ryback through the announce table. The table broke apart and appeared to hit Punk's knee. On the Novmber 26 edition of Raw, during a main event match against Kane, Punk appeared to be heavily favoring his knee. It is merely speculation but one could imagine that had something to do with the emergency consultation and procedure.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for more on this breaking story.

UPDATE: has updated fans on the condition of WWE Champion CM Punk: has confirmed that Dr. Andrews completed a scope of CM Punk’s left knee. Andrews successfully trimmed a cartilage tear in Punk’s knee.

“CM Punk underwent knee surgery today to remove a piece of torn meniscus that had locked up his knee,” said Andrews’ colleague, WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann. “The surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, went smoothly and CM Punk is expected to make a full recovery.”