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Cesaro has had shoulder injury for 'months', getting surgery this afternoon

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Wonder no more about Cesaro's injury status or the course of treatment. The man himself has spoken to WWE.com and confirmed the bad news - but he's remaining upbeat.

While he doesn't address reports that something happened in his match with Roman Reigns last Monday, he does dispell the notion that his rotator cuff problem can be traced to a single show or spot:

I knew something was wrong [for a while], but I thought that it was just sprained or something like that. So, I iced it and had it looked at. I was like, "Oh, I have range of motion" and didn't necessarily have too much of a loss of strength, so I knew something got hurt, but I didn't think it was injured, if that makes sense. I kept working out and working [in the ring] obviously, and it kept getting better, but there was still something lingering. Then I thought, "Maybe if I were to know exactly what it is, it will be easier to rehab and get it better" ... and then I found out it's a complete tear. [Laughs] So, no matter how much rehab I do, it will not reattach itself to the bone, unfortunately.

As he says, the injury will definitely require he be operated on, but at least WWE was able to make that happen as soon as possible:

...here's the good part: Thanks to the quickness of WWE, I went to see the doctor this morning and will have surgery this afternoon. The faster the better for me, because the sooner I have surgery, the sooner I'll be back.

He's careful to not put any specifics on a return timetable, but he mentions the 4 - 6 months span that's been discussed since the reports broke yesterday. Cesaro is aware that this comes at a bad time given that fan support seemed like it might be reaching a point where WWE had no choice but to elevate him on the card, but he thinks the Cesaro Section will remain strong even while he's away:

I just want to come back as soon as possible. I felt I was building a lot of momentum, and that was all thanks to the fans. I really appreciate all the support I've gotten and I've felt that the Cesaro Section is finally rising and it's becoming undeniable ... and then, of course, this happens. It's funny, because I am having the surgery on the day we are in Nashville, Tenn. [for Raw], which is where the Cesaro Section originated. I was actually expecting a big Cesaro Section tonight, and I'm sure they'll be there. Unfortunately, I'll be getting out of surgery. [Laughs]

I will be there in spirit with them. I want to keep the momentum up when I return, and I'm sure the Section will still be there.

There you have it, Cagesiders. Check out the whole interview here.

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