Austin Aries had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone on Thursday and is expected to be out of action for the rest of the year. He tweeted the following photo:
Aries was injured last week after being kicked in the face by Shinsuke Nakamura at a WWE NXT live event in Fresno, CA (results here). Austin teamed with Samoa Joe to take on Shinsuke Nakamura and No Way Jose. The match was stopped and it’s believed he was knocked unconscious.
Nakamura was told to watch the kicks but had no heat on him as a result. You can view how bad Aries’s face looked in the picture above.