WWE has issued a statement that Randy Orton is injured and will not be able to wrestle at Sunday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
According to the storyline, Orton suffered a concussion when World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan smashed him in the head with the title belt. WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson was quoted by WWE.com saying:
“Randy sustained head trauma following his match with Big Show, in which Daniel Bryan interfered, and he was evaluated in the training room immediately afterward.”
“Due to his symptoms as well as his neurological evaluation, he was diagnosed with a concussion. We will be doing more testing to see how he’s going to do as far as short term vs. long term.”
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