John Cena Undergoes Two Successful Surgeries

At WWE Crown Jewel, John Cena was handed his latest loss by The Bloodline’s Solo Sika. Not only was Cena defeated, but he was pulverized by the youngest member of WWE’s most dominant faction. By the end of the sixteen minutes or so of action, Sikoa had delivered countless Samoan Spikes to the Cenation leader, a dominant win and performance. Following the bout, the crowd in attendance gave Cena a standing ovation for his efforts as he limped his way up the entrance ramp.

Yesterday, Cena revealed on X that he had just undergone successful surgery on one of his arms.

“Thank you @JeffDugasMD and your entire team in Birmingham!” he wrote. “One arm fixed, clean & headed for therapy … one arm left to go! Thank you again and see you ASAP for the next one!!”

Dr. Jeff Dugas is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has operated on countless WWE stars in the past. Cena followed up his initial X post with another after his second surgery.

“Thank you for the autograph, @JeffDugasMD!” he exclaimed. “So very grateful to him and his whole team for two successful surgeries. A world-class facility that has me ready to seize the day… with two repaired arms!”

For about eight weeks, Cena returned to WWE during the SAG/AFTRA strike. During that time, he largely feuded with The Bloodline and made a memorable appearance on an episode of WWE NXT that went head-to-head with AEW Dynamite. With the SAG/AFTRA strike now over and his arms recovering, it is likely Cena will be off WWE TV again, likely indefinitely.

Dr. Jeff Dugas is listed as WWE Associate Medical Director on WWE’s corporate website. You can find his full bio from the site below.

Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D., treats all types of orthopedic sports injuries, including injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He maintains a special interest in treating athletes, since much of his research concentrates in this area. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and the sub-specialty of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Dugas has contributed significantly to the research of sports medicine. He has published articles and textbook chapters related to injuries of the shoulder and elbow in throwing athletes, vascular injuries in throwers and rotator cuff injuries. He has also published manuscripts on the treatment of knee ligament injuries and the treatment of cartilaginous defects of the knee.

Following his orthopedic training, Dr. Dugas accepted a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama, under the direction of James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D. He was then invited to become a member of the Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. After its dissolution he became a partner in the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees at ASMI and the American Baseball Foundation (ABF). As a Fellowship Director at ASMI he takes part in clinical and basic research and assists in the instruction of the ASM I sports medicine fellows.

Dr. Dugas holds memberships in numerous medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine American Medical Association. He is also a member of the NCAA committee for the Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS).

Dr. Dugas is the co-medical director for WWE. He also participates as a team physician for Troy University, Miles College, Vestavia Hills High School, Hoover High School, Spain Park High School, Cordova High School and Bessemer Academy. Dr. Dugas also provides sports medicine assistance for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, USA Cheer, and the Alabama Ballet.

Dr. Dugas and his wife, Tracie, have a son, Christopher and a daughter, Caroline. They are both avid sports fans and enjoy time together with their children and their families.