WWE superstar Sheamus is scheduled for up to six months on the sidelines, after recent scans revealed that he is to require surgery on his shoulder.
The exact extent of his injury is that he has a torn labrum, which was picked up by an MRI scan.
Last month, the Irish wrestler participated in a dangerous Money in the Bank ladder match. These brutal matches are the ultimate risk versus reward situation for WWE stars.
Whilst there is the prospect of winning a guaranteed shot at the title, the athletes also put themselves in potentially dangerous situations.
That is exactly what happened to the Celtic Warrior, who fell out of the ring from the top of the ladder, landing painfully on his left side.
He bravely fought on for several weeks, but that only served to aggravate the tear even more.
Sheamus has since talked to WWE.com about how he wounded himself in the main event.
The website quotes him as saying: ?My mindset heading into Money in the Bank was to risk everything to get that WWE Title contract. That night I went out there putting it all on the line.? (givemesport.com)