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Daniel Bryan headed to Pittsburgh, a visit that may include a WWE medical appointment that will determine his future

What we know for sure is that Daniel Bryan is headed to Pittsburgh to appear at a car show, the World of Wheels convention, this weekend. Dr. Joseph Maroon, the head of WWE's Talent Wellness Program, is based in the city, and wrestlers routinely have medical testing done at his offices there.

PWInsider is connecting the dots and speculating that Bryan will meet with Maroon and his team this week ahead of his appearance. If that meeting does take place, it's reasonable to assume the two will discuss the former WWE champion's health and possible return to the ring.

It's all a lot of speculation, however, which fits right in with the frustrating saga DB has been dealing with since not long after his transcendent night at WrestleMania 30 almost two years ago.

Sidelined for the second half of 2014 with neck and arm issues, he returned at the 2015 Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV), but was on the sidelines again shortly after WrestleMania - this time for a concussion.

Because he has a history of concussions throughout his career, Dr. Maroon has reportedly been reluctant to clear Bryan to wrestle, despite an outside neurologist giving him the go-ahead. Given his full-speed-ahead style in matches, not to mention WWE's potential liability in several pending concussion-based lawsuits filed by former talent, WWE's reluctance to put him back into action is understandable, if unfortunate.

We'll keep you posted if anything more concrete comes out about what Bryan will be doing in Pittsburgh, and certainly about the outcome of any medical exams.

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