Randy Orton has been absent from WWE programming for over a month now as he oddly injured his shoulder taking out the trash in his home back in October. It was believed that he would at least be back by Wrestlemania 32.
However, it will be much longer than that as Ric Flair stated on his WOOOOO! Nation Podcast that the Viper will be out indefinitely as not only will he need a shoulder surgery but a neck surgery as well which adds another 3-6 months for his recovery.
To make matters worse, it is yet to be determined whether Orton will need a neck fusion surgery which could keep him out for a full year at least. Speedy recovery, Randy!