WWE Superstar Ryback Out of Action With Staph Infection
By Adam Wells at Bleacherreport.com
Ryback was absent from WWE programming for almost a month after suffering a staph infection on July 13, slowing his momentum after winning the Intercontinental championship.
The injury kept Ryback out of the Battleground pay-per-view. Ryback explained what happened in a series of tweets on July 15:
After Raw Monday, I woke up Tuesday morning before some media appearances with a severe staph infection in my right knee. I was brought to a hospital and put on strong antibiotics and had 90 cc of fluid drained out of knee in a 24-hour period. We caught it in time thanks to the great WWE medical team and I will make a full recovery. Will be kept in the hospital for several days and I will not be able to defend my Intercontinental Championship this Sunday. I am sorry to all my fans and the WWE. I will be back shortly, but I have to get this corrected.