Following WWE Champion CM Punk’s knee surgery earlier this week, the unofficial timeframe for him to be healthy to return is approximately three weeks. We should have more information in the coming days.
Punk was dealing with a nagging knee injury for several weeks prior to surgery, with his knee locking up (due to meniscus damage) even when he was not pushing himself to the fullest. Punk did his best to work through the injury up until recently, when it became apparent he needed surgery.
Even after the knee surgery, there was a chance that Punk could have worked the TLC show, since there have been many professional athletes who have undergone the same procedure and gone back to work within a few weeks. However, WWE is being more cautious about this than they have in the past, especially since CM Punk is a top guy and they don’t want to risk further injury.
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(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)