WWE gave an update on John Cena following last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. Cena appeared to have an existing issue with his eye before the segment with Rusev on Raw. He has had eye issues in the past and had to pull out of a house show last year when he was poked in the eye in a match. WWE is apparently working Cena’s legit injury into the storyline with Rusev.
WWE stated on their website:
“John Cena had been [competing during] last weekend’s Live Events when he sustained a corneal abrasion during his Live Event matches. This evening during the attack by Rusev, John Cena’s injuries were exacerbated,” WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann confirmed to WWE.com. “As mentioned [on commentary], those injuries were a scratched cornea and a ruptured blood vessel.”
Amann noted that they would be doing periodic eye exams to make sure the scratch on his cornea is healing and he will be at WWE Fastlane.