Michael Cole noted over commentary during Monday's RAW that his broadcast partner, Jerry Lawler
, is recovering from a knee injury. According to a source, Lawler's left leg is swollen from the knee down to the foot. The cause of the matter is not known, but those close to him believe he has incurred a staph infection. The WWE
Hall of Famer's doctor advised him not to attend RAW since it would have been a ten hour flight to England and the change in air pressure could have possibly cause blood clots.
Lawler's former announcing partner, Jim Ross, said on Twitter that the WWE Hall of Famer has a severe infection, resulting from the injury. It prevented him from flying to the U.K. for the show.
Ross added that Lawler is on IV antibiotics and will be okay.