Last week, Braun Strowman posted a message on Instagram confirming that he was undergoing surgery and vowed to return stronger and meaner than ever.
On Monday, WWE.com confirmed that Strowman underwent successful elbow surgery on Thursday in Birmingham, Ala. with Dr. Jeffrey Dugas. According to that report,
“During the procedure it was revealed, among his other injuries, that Strowman’s elbow had been shattered, and he is expected to miss up to six months of action as a result.”
The article states that Strowman’s injury took place last Monday night when Roman Reigns attacked him, but Strowman had been dealing with the injury for several weeks. Initial estimates had Strowman missing 1-2 months, so his actual recovery time is probably somewhere in between.
Either way, it’s a big setback for the monster, who was in the midst of the biggest push of his career and rumored to be main eventing July’s Great Balls of Fire PPV against RAW Universal champion Brock Lesnar.
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