After Raw on Monday, WWE champion CM Punk was rushed to Pensacola, Fla., to have emergency surgery with Dr. James Andrews. Speculation is that CM Punk has been working injured and didn't want to take time off, but he aggravated the injury during Ryback's attack on Raw.
WWE.com was the first to break the news, saying that Dr. Andrews, who has successfully performed surgeries on the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton, Tom Brady and Brett Favre, performed a scope on Punk's left knee. The procedure was to remove a piece of torn meniscus in his knee.
Historically, athletes who have this procedure are able to return to practice after 1-to-2 weeks. The average person takes six weeks to recover.
WWE also confirmed on its website that CM Punk will not compete at the TLC pay-per-view, which is just under two weeks away. Instead, Ryback will team with Team Hell No to face The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins).