Report: Kevin Owens To Miss 4-8 Months With Knee Injury

It looks like Kevin Owens will be on the shelf for longer than originally expected.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Owens is scheduled to have a procedure on his knee within the next week. The extent of the damage won't be known until his knee is opened up, but he will require surgery. A minor surgery will put him out of action for four months while major surgery would leave him sidelined for up to eight months.

As previously reported, the original hope was that Owens would not miss much time and would be back shortly. He was pulled from Mixed Match Challenge, where he was teaming with Natalya Neidhart, earlier in the week.

WWE explained the injury by having Bobby Lashley attack the knee of Owens following their bout on Raw. The two competes in a one-on-one match, which was won by Lashley. Following the match, Lashley turned heel, wrapping the leg of Owens around the ring post.

WWE.com reported that Owens would undergo evaluation on Tuesday, but nothing further has been reported.

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