Exclusive: Daniel Undergoing Neck Surgery This Week

WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan will be taking several weeks off due to a neck injury.

Bryan will undergo a minimally-invasive procedure. If it goes well, he could be back in time for the June 1st WWE Payback pay-per-view in Chicago. Otherwise, he’ll be back by Money in the Bank.

A source who was backstage at RAW says he’s been very quiet all day – and there were several rewrites to the show as a result of the injury.

Update: As we saw on Monday’s RAW, Daniel Bryan confirmed our report and announced he’ll be undergoing neck surgery on Thursday.