The WWE has announced that Triple H sustained a possible torn pectoral muscle during his tag team match with Shawn Michaels against the Brothers of Destruction at Crown Jewel on Friday.
The star will undergo surgery when he returns to the United States from Saudi Arabia, where the event was held.
Michaels, who hadn’t wrestled since losing to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 eight years ago but put in a vintage performance to defeat The Dead Man, who was paired with Kane.
The Game was also able to finish the match, landing a pedigree on Kane to pin him for the win. However, he spent most of it on the sidelines, with Kane having chokeslammed him through the announce table as a means of hiding the injury.
"During the epic showdown between D-Generation X and The Brothers of Destruction at WWE Crown Jewel, Triple H sustained what appears to be a torn pectoral muscle, WWE.com has learned," the WWE announced following the fight.
"As a result, The Game plans to return to the United States this week to undergo surgical repair."
Michaels, 53, bore the brunt of the bout in style, showing no signs of rust and giving the crowd a good show.
Given that Triple H only wrestles part-time now, his injury won't come as a huge blow to the WWE. But he has appeared at WrestleMania quite regularly and will now have five months with which to recover for the event next year.
The star will continue on as the WWE's executive vice president of talent, live events and creative. He will also continue on at the helm of NXT.
HBK, on the other hand, has no plans to return to the ring after his victory alongside his longtime partner in crime.