Last week, Dean Ambrose underwent surgery to repair a tear in his triceps tendon. RAW announcer Michael Cole announced that Ambrose will be out of action for approximately 9 months, which would keep him out of the ring through next summer.
Ambrose had a high-grade triceps tendon injury, with typical recovery time taking approximately 4-6 months. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Dugas told WWE.com, “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.”
Ambrose began physical therapy in the days following his surgery and is not expected to be out nearly as long as WWE’s report.