WWE superstar Dean Ambrose suffered an elbow injury on Monday Night Raw during a six-man tag team match. The injury was later reported to be real by PWInsider.com, and that the creative team opted to have Samoa Joe and The Bar attack Ambrose backstage to "cover" the legitimate elbow problem.
Unfortunately, the injury appears to be something very serious that could keep Ambrose out for a while. WWE released the latest on his elbow injury, and it's not good news:
INJURY UPDATE: An MRI has shown suspicion for a high-grade triceps tendon injury, so @TheDeanAmbrose is undergoing surgical exploration and most likely surgical repair of the torn triceps tendon. https://t.co/uMh8c72K6A— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2017
There is no timetable estimation yet on when he would return. However, it should be noted that retired NFL legend Ray Lewis suffered a very similar injury in Oct. 2012, and was ruled out for the season. But he returned less than three months later and helped the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl 47.
For Ambrose, the hope is that the injury won't keep him out too long and that he could return in time for Survivor Series or WrestleMania.
But if he has to miss significant time, this is a big blow to The Shield who just got Roman Reigns back in November after the mumps virus forced him to miss a month. Without Ambrose, the creative team would significantly have to alter its storylines.
For one, Ambrose has been rumored to possibly win the Royal Rumble, while possibly turning heel by backstabbing The Shield. If those are the plans, what now if Ambrose has to miss it?
We should get an update on Ambrose's condition before long. Let's hope that it's nothing too serious and that it won't keep him out long-term. The Lunatic has received plenty of momentum as one of the top stars over the past 18 months, so it'd be a major disappointment if an injury stopped his run.
For now, we await the latest updates on the severity of the elbow injury, along with the estimated recovery time.