Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2011
Re: Breaking: Punk having emergency knee surgery
If it is a knee meniscus tear, then Punk should be perfectly fine for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.A knee meniscus tear is a injury that usually does need surgery as in this case. Generally it causes major pain/swelling and knee locking, but the overall knee function/ligaments/muscle are all still in working order(they just can't work, but are undamaged). The fact the surgery was on the same day of the injury kinda grants that the muscle/ligaments are still in good shape, as they would wait 1-2 days if any issues arose with them before surgery(to treat swelling and diagnose further). As for the severity, it depends. Meniscus tears have a range/degree of severity about them, generally it takes 2-3 days for a light/medicore tear to actually cause pain/swelling. Punk's knee seems to have been bad for a while, with this dark spot/match being the straw to break the camels back so to speak. Knee athtroscopy, the procedure done the treat this, is not as invasive as many other knee surgeries. Generally speaking, it is a short and simple surgery with the main side-effect being muscle weakness, due to the body's swelling/locking response to the surgery. Working out and Physical Therapy are the ways to solve this and they can be started as soon as the patient is discharged really. Recovery times from surgery vary greatly. The minimm being 9-14 days for very tough/elite atheletes who can tolerate a lot of pain(aswell as being massively dedicated to the rehab program/reigime), and the maximum being 4 weeks. With Cena's elbow athroscopy we basically saw him recover in roughly 2 or so weeks, but being rested for some time longer for the safety aspect. It depends on the severity and Punk himself on whether on not he can make TLC. He will definitely be able to wrestle the Royal Rumble unless something else happens or complications arise from surgery. Given Punk's past record of recovery:
(1) Elbow meniscus surgery, recovered in 13 or so days
(2) Fractured Skull, was told not to work out for 1 year, returned to ring after 40-50 days
I would say he will simply work through it all and make the RR. Of course, I could easily be wrong, and all this is based on the assumption its a knee meniscus tear only.
Either way, sucks to see him injured, especially since I'm a mark for the guy. But I only really want to see him recover, if he has to drop the title or plans get fucked up due to this, shit happens. At least he will beat Cena's 380 day reign.
Ryan Reeves @Ryback22 2m
I call dibs on GTS, Pepsi Plunge and running knee in corner. I am sure Sheamus will take the rest.
Last edited by NearFall; 12-04-2012 at 09:43 PM.