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Bad News Barrett undergoes surgery for injured shoulder

On the episode of Smackdown that aired last Friday (June 27, 2014), Intercontinental champion Bad News Barrett was injured when Jack Swagger tossed him into a barricade.  The injury caused him to miss the Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV), where he was scheduled to take part in the ladder match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship title shot - a match won by Seth Rollins.

Further, it was announced on Monday's (June 30, 2014) Raw that he would be out for "months" and, as a result, stripped of the IC belt.  A battle royal will be held at the next PPV, Battleground, to determine a new Intercontinental champ.

Today, is reporting that he has successfully undergone surgery to repair the shoulder.  According to WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann:

Bad News Barrett underwent a ligament reconstruction in his shoulder, as well as a distal clavicle resection, where the end of the collar bone is shaved off.  The operation went very well, he's resting comfortably.

The article provides no specifics on his return.

While it freely attributes the injury to the spot with Swagger, there don't seem to be any consequences for the Oklahoman with a history of banged up match partners.  He's been moved into a program with Rusev.  It's a program he will likely come out on the short end of, but it's a step up from jobbing to Twisted Tea pitchman Adam Rose.

Cageside Seats wishes Barrett a speedy and complete recovery.

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