Sting injured his neck during Sunday night’s championship match against Seth Rollins … and now doctors don’t know whether he will fully recover.
The 56-year old WWE superstar apparently suffered the neck injury when he was powerbombed the turnbucke by 29-year old Rollins, who went ahead to win the match. But according to WrestlingNews.co, the call was made for the match to end early and Rollins to pin Sting ‘with a small package’ after the latter had trouble moving around the ring following the turnbuckle slam.
Later, TMZ reported that doctors did a CT on Sunday and found no neck fractures. However, Sting is suffering serious pain and doctors don’t know if he will fully recover from that.
Meanwhile, Sting’s rep Steve Martinez sought to reassure fans by writing on Facebook:
As many of you may already know, Sting is undergoing treatment for the injuries he sustained in last night’s match with Seth Rollins. Doctors will continue to evaluate his condition, but he is a man of remarkable health and resiliency, especially at his age and with all he’s endured throughout his stellar career. Therefore, we are optimistic he will have a speedy recovery and return to full health soon. Sting has kept his body in excellent shape, due largely to the guidance he’s received from his personal trainer Jeff Cavaliere (ATHLEAN-X), and we trust this will prove beneficial to the recovery process. As a side note, we later learned the greatest damage to his body took place before the match was over, but being the true professional he is and among the hardest workers to ever step foot in the ring, he insisted to see the match through to the end.
Sting was released from the hospital on Monday and is now recovering at home.