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Cody to undergo surgery for torn meniscus after NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13

Additional notes by Bryan Rose

Cody Runnels looks to be out of action for six weeks shortly after the first of the year with his torn meniscus.

Runnels got his MRI results on Friday and they revealed two tears, one vertical and one horizontal, on the medial meniscus.

He is going to be rehabbing it through 12/14, when he will wrestle Jay Lethal on the ROH Final Battle show.  He will also wrestle on the Tokyo Dome show on 1/4 in a match that has yet to be announced.  He is planning surgery after the Tokyo Dome show.

Runnels injured his knee in what would be considered a freak accident. He was pivoting around, teasing throwing a t-shirt to the crowd during the ROH Global Wars tour last weekend when he heard his knee pop. He was forced out of his 11/11 IWGP United States title match against Beretta as a result.

He has said he will be at all of his advertised bookings including a tour of Australia later this month for World Series Wrestling, doing meet and greets, but not wrestling.