Wednesday, August 27, 2008

W.W.E. Exhales, John Cena Back In Two-Four Months

Two hours after surgery John Cena showed up at last night's tapings for Smackdown in Pittsburgh to say “hello” to the guys. This kind of toughness and passion for the business to me is why I can’t hate John Cena. He travelled to Iraq last Christmas despite not being able to wrestle due to his pectoral injury, but went to entertain the troops with everyone else from the W.W.E. Why? Because Cena is one of the athletes that gets it!

He’s got a real love for the business and it shows in his work. Like my old friend Gorilla Monsoon used to say, the fans were literally hanging from the rafters the other night in Bridgeport, Conn. to see and cheer for Cena. Rightly or wrongly, the W.W.E. has been toning down its programming over the last year to be more family-friendly, if you want a guy who is a great role model, look right at John Cena. Anyone that questions his toughness or character is crazy.

According to John Cena's surgery was successful and that Dr. Joseph Maroon, renowned neurosurgeon, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was very positive regarding Cena's condition.

“We performed a microsurgical removal of a large disk fragment compression on the spinal cord which was weakening the nerve leading to the right arm," Dr. Maroon told shortly after the operation. "We created a small incision in the front of the neck, using an operating microscope, to remove the fragment from the spinal cord and nerve. The operation took approximately an hour and a half."

Dr. Maroon added, "I think John’s prognosis is excellent. We performed this same procedure on three all-pro NFL players, and all three resumed their football careers.”

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