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WWE NEWS: What was Cena wearing on his arm during Raw?, NFL physical therapist tells PWTorch, plus will Cena be ready for HIAC PPV?

Oct 10, 2012 - 4:27:45 PM
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The spiderweb-looking contraption that John Cena wore on his injured elbow during Monday's Raw is called kinesiotape, which is a medical advancement to help athletes recover faster from major injuries.

Wednesday, WWE released details on Cena's physical therapy program that includes using kinesiotaping. Cena's physical therapist says Cena is recovering faster than most athletes, and he could be ready to return to in-ring action by the Hell in a Cell PPV at month's end.

"The jury’s still out on whether or not his elbow will be ready health-wise, but that’s the marker everybody is shooting for," said Cena's physical therapist, Chris Arrigo. "Certainly if he continues to improve steadily, day over day, then I would expect that to be a reality."

PWTorch also received information from an NFL physical therapist who says a lot of athletes (especially in the Olympics) use kinesiotaping to stabilize injured joints or correct muscle imbalances.

In Cena's case, the pattern of taping on his arm will help improve lymphatic drainage in the
arm, which helps reduce swelling after surgery. This should speed up his recovery time, which is why WWE is saying he could be ready to wrestle again by Hell in a Cell.

To read PWTorch's Related Story on the Cena injury timeline from September, click here - http://bit.ly/RgrPhi .

[Torch art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch.com]


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