Sin Cara has confirmed rumors that he was in fact in Birmingham, Alabama this week to undergo knee surgery.
Sin Cara has had something of a bumpy ride in WWE recently. Ever since being split from Kalisto so that the two of them could enter the 2016 draft as singles competitors there hasn't really been much to do for the luchador. He was drafted to Raw where he wasn't given much to do, and that theme has resumed since his move to SmackDown Live more than a year ago.
Recently, it seemed as if WWE had something bigger planned for Sin Cara. The masked Superstar has a history with one of the blue brand's newest additions, Andrade 'Cien' Almas, one that long pre-dates the pair's time in WWE. It looked as if that relationship was going to be utilized and even though it was to a certain extent, the rivalry fizzled out relatively quickly.
Well, one of the reasons for that may have just become clear. Sin Cara revealed via his Instagram story earlier this week that he was in Birmingham, Alabama for treatment. It turns out that it was a little more than just that. The SmackDown Live Superstar posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed revealing that he has, in fact, had to undergo knee surgery.
Hoy hicimos con el doctor Jeffrey Dugas unos pequeños ajustes en mi rodilla para volver con todo a mi terreno 🤼♂️. El cuerpo es sabio y te indica cuando parar ✋️. Pero también tiene memoria y sabe cuando volver 👊. pic.twitter.com/7yeYAWPHOs— Sin Cara (@SinCaraWWE) August 15, 2018
However, by all accounts, the surgery seems to have been successful. The picture includes the surgeon who operated on Sin Cara's knee and the doctor is all smiles. In the interest of keeping kayfabe, the WWE Superstar also still has his mask on despite being in a hospital. We wonder if the doctors let him wear it throughout the surgery so that no one in the room was made aware of his true identity. He isn't the only Sin Cara to have ever been in WWE after all.
The return schedule for Sin Cara has not yet been indicated but knee injuries can be hard to predict when it comes to timelines and also hard to come back from. Hopefully, the luchador will experience a quick recovery time though, and that when he does eventually return, WWE will have a more prominent role waiting for him.