WWE superstar Sin Cara was forced to sit out a show in Spain on the weekend, due to a knee injury. Not many details have been given about the injury or its significance, but Sin Cara did share an update on Twitter.
Por un inconveniente en mi rodilla no pude participar hoy del #WWELisbon. Disculpas a los que asistieron. Espero volver a verlos pronto 🙏🇵🇹— Sin Cara (@SinCaraWWE) November 7, 2017
This translates to "By a drawback in my knee I could opt out today from the #WWELisbon. Apologies to those who attended. I hope to see them again soon."
Going by Sin Cara's words, the knee injury doesn't seem to be anything serious. This is good news, considering the number of injuries he's had in the past.
At the 2011 edition of Survivor Series, the original Sin Cara botched a jump over the rope, causing a reported ruptured patella tendon. He also missed brief time in 2015 after dislocating his shoulder. But neither injury kept either iteration out long term, and Sin Cara returned to the ring quickly.
A former part of the dynamic Lucha Dragons tag team with Kalisto, Sin Cara hadn't been seen on WWE programming much since being moved over to SmackDown via the Superstar Shake-Up. But he returned on television in October, engaging in a feud against United States Champion, Baron Corbin.
Since debuting with the WWE in 2009, the Sin Cara character has primarily been used as a mid-card/Cruiserweight performer. He has yet to win a championship on the main roster, but did win the NXT Tag Team Championship with Kalisto in 2014.
It's a shame he got hurt when he did. Sin Cara was in the middle of one of the biggest pushes in his career as he's beaten US Champion several times on TV. Creative has a renewed focus on the star thanks to a new contract and a sneaker deal. Hopefully, the injury isn't too bad.
If his injury is nothing serious, Sin Cara could soon vie for the United States Championship, and finally win his first championship gold since the character debuted.