Cody Rhodes suffered a pectoral injury before his Hell in a Cell match against Seth Rollins. While there has been some doubt about Rhodes’ status for the event, Rhodes wrestled the entire match and defeated Rollins. Many wondered how Rhodes was able to be cleared to wrestle with such an serious injury. Now, we may have our reasons for why this was the case.
According to Dr. Brian Sutterer, Rhodes suffered a complete pectoral tear. If Rhodes had suffered a partial tear, he would not have been able to compete in the match. A complete tear meant that no further damage would’ve been caused to Rhodes’ pec.
Dr. Sutterer also stated that Rhodes deciding to compete opened himself for other injuries surrounding his pectoral muscle such as a shoulder injury.
Rhodes and Rollins went close to 25 minutes at Hell in a Cell, utilizing everything from tables to a cowbell. Fans in attendance applauded Rhodes after the match and many fans gave their appreciation for his efforts on social media.
Thanks to this injury, Rhodes is expected to miss half of year of action thanks to this injury. He’s scheduled to receive surgery this coming Thursday. As of now, Rhodes can hold his head up high and soak up all the praise for what he accomplished last night.
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