Former WWE Champion John Cena will have shoulder surgery and will miss this year's Wrestlemania according to a members-only report by PWInsider's Mike Johnson. Via Twitter, Cena confirmed he'll be having the surgery in Birmingham, AL, assumed to be with the famed Dr. James Andrews.
The injury is believed to be a torn labrum, putting Cena out of action for 6-9 months. Cena didn't add any details other than "shoulder surgery".
The 38-year-old Cena's injury is just the latest in a string of injuries to top WWE stars (Seth Rollins, Randy Orton) and mid-level talents like Cesaro in recent months, thinning out the roster and leaving WWE to focus on talents like WWE Champion Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Dean Ambrose, The New Day, and Kevin Owens to help carry things. Brock Lesnar returns this Monday on RAW and Chris Jericho just returned Monday to help add some part-time depth.
Cena just returned from a short absence off TV as he was filming a reality series for FOX. He was expected to continue his feud with U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio, but didn't appear on this week's RAW.
We'll add more details on this story as we get it and will discuss it more on tonight's Wrestling Observer Radio with Dave and Bryan.