Dean Ambrose just ended this year on a sour note as WWE fans learned that the superstar will be sidelined for 9 months which will effectively remove him from the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 34. Ambrose had surgery last Tuesday to repair a high-grade triceps tendon injury.
This would of course put him out of contention for any possible match at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans this April and he may not make it back in time for SummerSlam 2018.
Ambrose suffered the injury Dec. 18 on Raw during a six-man tag team match, with Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sheamus adding to the issue with an attack in the trainer’s room. The WWE account provided video of the final attack, complete with Samoa Joe knocking a road case into Ambrose’s arm
— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, who performed the procedure, explained the extent of the injury:
“He tore some of the distal triceps tendon where it attaches to the forearm bone, called the olecranon. 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.”
Dugas added that Ambrose has begun physical therapy, starting with light range-of-motion exercises.
Here are some reactions on social media to news that Ambrose would be out of WWE for so long.
Seriously though, #RAW is cancelled for me. I’ll see you when Dean Ambrose is back in 9 months. 👋🏼
— Sandra (@Sandra_Esss) December 26, 2017
I’m sure gonna miss dean Ambrose😢😢😢
— Ambrose💜Lover🐧 (@future_V706) December 26, 2017
— Eb1kenobi (@Eb3altaye) December 26, 2017
The entire #TagTeamTitles move is a complete stab in the back of Dean Ambrose on the part of #WWE. And honestly, it makes me sick. I am NOT watching that crap. Seth Rollins was right, Jason Jordan will NEVER be Ambrose! Worst. Christmas. Gift. Ever. #RAW!
— Whitney (@MissWhit83) December 26, 2017
I’m getting a lot of tweets saying the title change is setting up a Dean Ambrose heel turn. Dean won’t be back for 9 months. He’s out long term. Seth/Jason will be forgotten about by then.
— Jamie (@Jagnarok) December 26, 2017
During the RAW and Smackdown split, the Lunatic Fringe has become one of the more popular fighters in WWE over the past few years, winning the WWE championship as well as the United States, intercontinental and tag team titles during his run with the company. Fellow members of The Shield, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, will likely have new challenges to take on during Ambrose’s absence.
What do you think of Ambrose’s injury? Are you disappointed that he will be out for so long? What should WWE’s plans be for him when Ambrose returns? Let us know in the comments section.
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