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Kevin Owens Injury: Knee Issues Worse Than Originally Thought

Kevin Owens knee surgery was apparently much more intense than expected, likely lengthening the amount of time he'll spend on the shelf.

A week and a half ago on Raw, Kevin Owens was the victim of a Bobby Lashley heel turn. The latter defeated KO and focused in on the knee, adding insult to injury after the match. WWE then revealed that Owens would need surgery on his injured knee. Fans hoped that it was all merely a part of the show but alas, it was not.

Lashley did not actually injure KO's knee. Owens' knee was already injured and it ran the angle on Raw so they could write the former Universal Champion off of television. It's not the first time The Prizefighter has had to undergo knee surgery. In fact, this marks the third time he has needed time off since signing for WWE.

PREVIOUSLY: KEVIN OWENS INJURED, WILL REQUIRE KNEE SURGERY

We're afraid to inform you that the news gets even worse if you're a Kevin Owens fan. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the Raw Superstar's injury was worse than first thought. In fact, KO has had to have surgery on both his knees. "He didn’t have full-blown reconstructive surgery on either of his knees but it was serious, his left knee especially," Meltzer reported this week.

Owens clearly isn't letting the injury or the additional bad news get him down, though. KO posted a photo of his heavily bandaged legs on Twitter on Wednesday along with the caption "they had a 2 for 1 sale going at the surgery store!" According to Meltzer, WWE currently believes that Owens will be out until around late February/early March. That's WrestleMania season to you and me so fingers crossed there are no more complications.

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The other good news relating to Owens' injury is it gives him and WWE a chance to hit the reset button. Ever since he signed a new long-term contract with WWE, he hasn't exactly been used to the best of his ability. Hopefully, when KO does return, he will once again be the violent threat he used to be and not the joke act that he has become.

NEXT: AUSTIN ARIES' MELTDOWN RUMORED TO BE THE START OF A BRIAN PILLMAN-INSPIRED ANGLE

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