Dean Ambrose has been out of action since December following a torn triceps injury, and we may finally have an updated timetable on a possible return for the former WWE Champion.
According to WrestleVotes, Ambrose is unlikely to be back in time for next month's SummerSlam pay-per-view, but September appears to be a realistic target for his return.
Getting a few questions regarding Dean Ambrose’s return lately. Can’t say for certain, but source said “not to expect him anytime before SummerSlam. September seems more likely at this point.”— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 11, 2018
When Ambrose tore his triceps, he was originally ruled out of action for up to nine months, so September would mark the accurate timetable for him to come back into the ring.
Ambrose and Seth Rollins were in the midst of a feud with The Bar - who were Raw Tag Team Champions at the time - before the former tore his triceps. The Shield had been reunited for three months, but Ambrose's injury forced the group to slowly drift apart once again.
Jason Jordan briefly stepped in for Ambrose and won the Raw Tag Team titles with Rollins, but their reign only lasted a short time. Jordan underwent surgery on his neck in early February and has been out of action since, while Rollins and Roman Reigns have gone their own ways in regards to storylines and feuds.
Ambrose was rumored to be in line for a heel turn after WrestleMania 34, but that obviously wasn't able to take place. With Ambrose possibly just a couple of months away from returning, it'll be interesting to see how WWE plans to book one of their top superstars.
Reigns has been in a feud with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, while Rollins recently dropped his Intercontinental Championship to Dolph Ziggler. Perhaps the aftermath of SummerSlam will allow Ambrose to make an epic return, where he could either reunite with his allies or simply begin a feud with them.