Rollins has been dealing with the back injury for some time now, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently reported that WWE officials hope he'll be "100 percent" at WrestleMania 35 - when he challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.
On top of that, it was also said that Rollins will likely be rested aplenty before his 'Mania match, though it was noted he could wrestle if needed right now. WrestleMania 35 is still almost two months away, so it'll be interesting to see what WWE does with Rollins before the big show.
Lesnar isn't slated to defend his championship at this Sunday's pay-per-view, so it's anybody's guess what the purpose of Rollins' appearance will be. His rival, Dean Ambrose, also isn't on the card for Elimination Chamber.
Rollins isn't the only WWE superstar who's currently nursing an injury. Becky Lynch (knee), and A.J. Styles (sports hernia), have also been taking it easy as they try to heal in time for WrestleMania. Kevin Owens (knee) is also set to return to the WWE next month, he announced in a vignette on Monday Night Raw.
Because of the string of injuries to some of its top performers, WWE has been forced to change up its plans quite a bit before WrestleMania 35. Lynch and Rollins will need some time to buildup their big matches, but it's very possible neither of them wrestle before the event in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
What This Means
Again, it'll be interesting to see why the reasoning for Rollins appearing at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. None of his rivals are on the card, and it's highly unlikely that Rollins would be thrown into a match at the last minute. Nonetheless, you can bet it'll be a big moment for The Architect in building up his WrestleMania clash with Lesnar.