Dean Ambrose has been out of action since undergoing surgery to repair a torn triceps tendon back on December 19th. Dr. Jeffrey Dugas performed the procedure in Birmingham, Alabama and gave the following update to WWE.com on 12/20:
“[Dean Ambrose] 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.”
The recovery period for this type of procedure is approximately 4-6 months, although Michael Cole mentioned on WWE television that Ambrose could be out for up to 9 months.
During a media appearance to promote this week’s WWE live events in South Africa, Seth Rollins provided an update on his former tag team partner and Shield brother. During an appearance on the KFM 94.5 radio station out of Cape Town, South Africa, Rollins sad:
“He had some pretty extensive triceps surgery earlier this year so he’s definitely still on the mend and rehabbing. But he’ll be back and better than ever, you wait. Summertime, maybe late Spring. Somewhere in there, I think, whenever that wily guy gets back to normal”
Rollins was also asked if we’d see The Shield back together when Ambrose returns. He said all 3 members of the Shield remain on good terms, but they will probably do their own thing. Rollins, Ambrose and Roman Reigns remain on the RAW brand following the Superstar Shake-Up, so the stage is set for them to appear together again by this summer.