Originally written July 17, 2013 on WZR Online:
WWE.com is reporting that Randy Orton suffered a cervical strain and cervical neuropraxia at the WWE SmackDown taping on Tuesday night in Providence, Rhode Island. Orton worked a long TV match with Alberto Del Rio and worked in a six-man tag-team match in the post show dark match. There was no injury angle done on the live show. No word on if the injury occurred during the TV taping or during the post-show dark match but it sounds like the dark match as they wouldn’t have sent him out there if they knew about the injury beforehand. More as we get it. Here is the full WWE.com article: At Tuesday night’s SmackDown television taping, Mr. Money in the Bank Randy Orton was injured during his match against World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. According to WWE medical personnel, the nine-time World Champion suffered a cervical strain and cervical neuropraxia. Check back with WWE.com for details as they become available.
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