The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has officially revealed that Braun Strowman will be out-of-action for longer than initially expected. The Mountain Among Men could miss in-ring action up to six months.
Strowman was recently taken off WWE television after being attacked by Roman Reigns on an episode of Monday Night RAW in London. The 33-year-old, whose real name is Adam Scherr has reportedly underwent a surgery after returning to the United States of America (USA).
Diagnosis on Strowman reveals more injuries
The man from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina went under the knife at Birmingham, Alabama. The doctors found Strowman’s injury to be more severe than expected earlier. During the procedure, they discovered that his elbow was shattered.
“Immediately after the assault on Strowman’s injured shoulder and elbow by the former WWE Champion, The Monster Among Men left Raw in an ambulance and was able to get back to the United States for an evaluation this past Wednesday,” WWE posted on its official website.
“Following the medical consultation, Strowman underwent surgery on Thursday in Birmingham, Ala. with Dr Jeffrey Dugas. During the procedure, it was revealed, among his other injuries, that Strowman’s elbow had been shattered. He is expected to miss up to six months of action as a result”
Strowman was booked to face Reigns at Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) this month. He was then scheduled to take on WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for the title at Great Balls of Fire later this year.
However, latest reports on Strowman’s injury suggest that the wrestling promotion has to rewrite its plans for the upcoming RAW brand exclusive PPV. They may also have to work on some of their weekly storylines.
Strowman’s absence will force WWE to shift gears
The Mountain Among Men made his main roster debut as a member of The Wyatt Family. But, since going solo last summer, he has progressed up the card at a rapid pace. Strowman has developed into a featured main event performer on RAW. This is thanks to a pair of impressive matches against Big Show.
Strowman seems to be a victim of an unfortunate scenario of late-diagnosis. A shattered elbow is no joke and takes months to fully heal and return to a healthy, functional condition.
The loss of Strowman forces WWE to shift gears earlier than normal in terms of Reigns, their top babyface. With neither Finn Balor nor Bray Wyatt formally tied up in a current feud, it will be interesting to see which direction the company goes.
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