As noted, Sting injured his neck during his WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at last night’s Night of Champions PPV event. The injury occurred when Sting took a back first turnbuckle bomb from Rollins. Sting had trouble moving around after that spot and trainers came into the ring to check on him.
The talents were told to go home and the match finished shortly after with a small package. Off camera, Sting was helped to the backstage area by trainers and the referee.
According to TMZ, Sting underwent a CAT scan at the hospital Sunday and thankfully there were no fractures. Sting was released Monday afternoon and is on his way home. He’s able to walk but is in significant pain.
TMZ noted that Sting is recovering and doctors say that his neck injury is so serious that they are not able to give a long-term prognosis. Apparently he was injured several times during the match with Seth Rollins.
The following was posted today on Sting’s facbook account:
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.”
WWE has announced that Sting will have a major announcement tonight on Raw.