Randy Orton was held off this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw due to the injury suffered at last week’s Smackdown taping in Providence, Rhode Island. He also wasn’t used at next week’s Raw taping in Laredo, Texas.
While Orton downplayed the injury, dot com noted he suffered a cervical strain and cervical neuropraxia. There are some who believe he actually suffered a head injury, possibly even a concussion as a result of Alberto Del Rio’s errant kick.
There is also talk the injury is kayfabe and being used as an opportunity to give Orton some time off television before a potential “cash in” attempt at SummerSlam. We cannot confirm that as to being the case as of press time.