WWE: Seth Rollins tears ACL/MCL, will be out 6-9 months

WWE: Seth Rollins tears ACL/MCL, will be out 6-9 months

Tough luck for WWE superstar and world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins.

Rollins will be sitting out the next six to nine months after tearing his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus, and will not be able to see action is his much anticipated title defense against Roman Reigns at Survivor Series on November 22.

Instead, a tournament will take place at the event to name a new champion.

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ESPN first broke the news on Twitter.

Due to the injury, the 29-year-old Rollins automatically vacates his title and is expected to be out for six to nine months.

He got hurt while attempting to do a Sunset Flip off the top rope in his match against Kane.

Rollins has held the heavyweight belt since March 29, when he became the first man to ever cash in his Money in the Bank contract at WrestleMania 31. His reign lasted 221 days — only three day shy of the man he snatched the title from, Brock Lesnar.

The WWE has been hampered by injuries throughout the year with big names names such as Daniel Bryan, Ryback, Tyson Kidd and Jey Uso all missing time due to injury. Most recently, Randy Orton was sidelined four to six months after suffering a dislocated shoulder.

Former champion John Cena, likewise, is on hiatus until December while Lesnar is on limited appearances.

Rollins’ injury leaves a massive hole to fill for theWWE, as he was the main focus television storylines during his title run and was expected to participate in a marquee match at WrestleMania 32 next April.