Seth Rollins Reveals Pre-WWE WrestleMania 40 Plans Following MCL Injury

Seth Rollins reveals his pre-WrestleMania 40 plans

Seth Rollins seemingly won't be wrestling on WWE TV in the immediate future after the World Heavyweight Champion sustained a grade 2 MCL tear and a torn meniscus during his match with Jinder Mahal on January 15. Rollins is looking to avoid having surgery, a procedure that would put him out of action for three to four months, and he is planning to rehab the injury instead. 

Speaking on DC & RC, Rollins revealed he "dodged a bullet" by not tearing his ACL. The World Heavyweight Champion is planning to only be out of action for around a month and he is looking to wrestle before WrestleMania 40 in early April. 

"Yeah, rehab's going to be a pain, man - but dodged a bullet. The ACL is intact, so anybody who knows anything about ligaments in the knee, the ACL is the big one. That one is good. The MCL will heal with time. You know, we'll get in there, we'll do some stuff, we'll check out the PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment) and do some rehab," Rollins said.

"I'm hoping to be back at full strength around a month. Around a month is like kind of my timeline. And we'll see what happens. We're gonna take it day-to-day. I'd like to be back in a month. I don't want to walk into WrestleMania and that be my first match in two months, three months, whatever it is. That's not going to be good for me. I want to be able to get back in there, kind of test the wheel out and make sure that we're in a good place. So we'll see how it goes, but I'm taking it day by day. And I'm happy, like I said, that we dodged a bullet and it wasn't anything too serious that was going to put me on the shelf for six-nine months."

According to reports, plans call for Rollins to defend the World Heavyweight Championship against CM Punk at WrestleMania 40. There has been some speculation from Sports Illustrated, though, that those plans may have changed and been replaced by Rollins being squashed by Gunther at Mania. 

H/T F4WOnline

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