Ryback pulled from Battleground PPV with staph infection

Courtesy of WWE.com:

Ryback sustains injury at Raw

Earlier this week on Raw, Intercontinental Champion Ryback sustained a right knee injury that will prevent him from competing and defending his title this weekend at WWE Battleground.

UPDATE: WWE.com has learned that Ryback was diagnosed with a staph infection following Monday Night Raw. He was admitted to a medical facility, where he is currently undergoing treatment. Though the infection is severe and will be keeping him out of action this Sunday, he is expected to make a full recovery in the coming weeks. The Intercontinental Champion tweeted the following about his condition:

“After Raw Monday I woke up Tuesday morning before some media appearances with a severe staff 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.”

Stay with WWE.com for additional details on Ryback’s condition.