*UPDATED 20/12/17 - 2:55 PM*
WWE.com is reporting Dean Ambrose underwent successful triceps surgery after being evaluated in Birmingham yesterday.
“He tore some of the distal triceps tendon where it attaches to the forearm bone, called the olecranon,” WWE doctor Dr. Jeffery Dugas told WWE.com. “He basically tore about 50 percent of the triceps tendon away from the bone. So yesterday we repaired that back down to the bone where it tore off of. The surgery was very straightforward; we removed all of the extra bursal tissue — all of that extra swollen stuff around his elbow.”
While no timeline has been released for Ambrose’s return, a triceps injury can take anywhere from four-to-six months to recover, putting Ambrose on pace to miss not only the Royal Rumble, but WrestleMania season as well. We wish all the best to Dean for a speedy recovery.
*UPDATED 19/12/17 - 5:19 PM*
It appears as though Ambrose will indeed require surgery, according to a release on WWE.com.
“An MRI has shown suspicion for a high-grade triceps tendon injury, possibly a tear, so he is undergoing surgical exploration and most likely surgical repair of the torn triceps tendon,” WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.com. “That surgery will be happening later this evening, and we should have some further updates either later tonight or tomorrow morning as to what the findings were, what the structures that were damaged were, and also a timeline for recovery.”
Stay tuned for more news as it develops, and all the best to Ambrose on a speedy recovery.
Tonight’s Monday Night RAW featured Dean Ambrose suffering a backstage beatdown courtesy of Samoa Joe and the Bar. WWE has reported on their website that Ambrose has suffered an arm injury; however, the Shield member may genuinely be hurt.
PWInsider is reporting that the kayfabe injury is being used to cover for a genuine injury; according to the website, Ambrose will be travelling to Birmingham, Alabama tomorrow for examination and (potentially) diagnosis. No official word has been released on how long Ambrose potentially could be out for; however, this could be a huge blow to not only the RAW tag-team scene, but to the main event scene with the Shield recently reuniting.
Stay tuned to Win Column Sports for more information as it develops.
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