Report: Wade Barrett undergoes elbow surgery, will be out longer than originally thought

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: WWE Superstar Wade Barrett is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

A few weeks ago on Raw, Big Show caused the equivalent of a small car accident when he tossed Dolph Ziggler from the ring and out onto Wade Barrett and R-Truth. All involved were injured but Barrett absorbed the brunt of it, dislocating his elbow when he tried to cushion Ziggler's fall.

Anything for the boys. Take notes, Miz.

WWE provided an update on the injury not long after it happened, saying he would likely miss six to eight weeks. Barrett, of course, was hoping to work hard enough in rehab to return for WrestleMania, what with this year's show set to be the biggest in history (they hope).

But it looks like that's not going to happen. That's because Wrestling Observer brings word in an update that Barrett underwent surgery recently and will be out longer than originally expected:

Wade Barrett had elbow surgery this week and will be out of action for closer to four months than the two months originally projected.

That's unfortunate news for anyone but especially for a guy who was coming off a program with Randy Orton and doing about as well for himself as he had since playing party to the death of The Nexus in the bad angle with John Cena.

I'm certainly no Barrett supporter by any stretch of the imagination but let's hope he makes a full recovery sooner rather than later.

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