INDIANAPOLIS ? WWE Superstar Randy Orton suffered an injury at SmackDown in Indianapolis that could keep him sidelined for a few weeks, and will prevent him from competing at upcoming WWE live events.
The injury occurred during a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match with Wade Barrett. As their brawl spilled over outside the ring, the referee was knocked out when Orton shoved Barrett into him. Next, the cut-throat brawl continued within the Conseco Fieldhouse, where The Viper ended up at the bottom of a set of stairs. With WWE?s Apex Predator down, Barrett approached, but then decided to leave through an arena door (FULL SMACKDOWN RESULTS | WATCH | PHOTOS).
Although the full extent of The Viper?s injury remains to be seen, WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson examined Orton and updated WWE.com about his condition.
?Randy suffered a herniated disc on the L4-L5 level on the left side, and that?s resulting in pain and weakness down his leg.? Dr. Sampson explained. ?He?s going to need some time off for rehab, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.?
Sheamus is scheduled to replace The Viper in Street Fights against Wade Barrett at WWE live events this week.
Stay with WWE.com for further updates.