It looks like the injury bug has bitten again—this time with the long-tenured WWE Superstar Kane.

While his return was a surprise and his success and main-event run was an even bigger one, Kane was seemingly removed from the picture after the Royal Rumble when he took the pin in the Triple Threat match between he, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. On Monday’s Raw, Braun Strowman put the nail in Kane’s coffin when he tipped the announce table on top of him and WWE announced that Kane was taken to a medical facility after the match, potentially teasing that Kane wouldn’t be back for a little while.

According to eWrestlingNews‘ sources, WWE Superstar Kane may have recently suffered a legitimate injury.  It could be an injury that leads to another lengthy absence for the “Big Red Machine.”

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Glen “Kane” Jacobs, is no spring chicken so injuries are not terribly surprising. At 50-years old, he’s one of the WWE’s most veteran wrestlers in the company, and while effective, he’s not the same performer he once was. But, this injury doesn’t sound like it came during the stage incident on Raw. His participation in the actual Royal Rumble match was limited suggesting he was actually working through the injury during that match.  Some are speculating he’s been working hurt for some time.

Since Monday, there hasn’t been any storyline updates or announcements as to when he might return. There are some who believe the time off was already scheduled as Kane (Jacobs) is running for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. It didn’t look like he was going to be an active roster member during his campaign and this could be just timing.

Kane is one of the most respected WWE performers in history. It would be a shame if he was suffering from an injury that was keeping him out, and the hope is that he’s merely taking time off to pursue his outside the ring aspirations. Outside of being a veteran WWE performer, he’s also been extremely successful in other areas. Wrestling these days is likely more about pure enjoyment over anything he actually needs to do.

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