WWE says Orton will only miss “a few weeks”

WWE.com is reporting that when Randy Orton met with WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson, it was determined he would only be out of action for “a few weeks.” This is a far cry from the “six months” figure that was announced by Tony Chimmel at last night’s Smackdown event in Detroit.

Dr. Sampson gave further details on Orton’s recovery.

“Randy suffered a herniated disc on the L4-L5 level on the left side, and that’s resulting in pain and weakness down his leg. He’s going to need some time off for rehab, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.”