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Zack Ryder says he’s out four-to-nine months following knee surgery

Former United States and Intercontinental champion (and, technically, still one half of the #1 contenders for the SmackDown tag titles) Zack Ryder injured his knee during a match last Tuesday, and underwent surgery to repair it a few days later.

Beyond that, details have been sparse. But the Long Island Iced Z updated his fans on the recovery timeframe in an insomnia-inspired Twitter Q & A last night (Dec. 18):

Four-to-nine months is a pretty big window, but at least it gives you a realistic range. Unfortunately, it definitely means Ryder won’t be gunning for a second consecutive big WrestleMania moment in Orlando in 2017.

We’ll send out best wishes for a successful recovery, regardless of how long it takes, to someone who seems like one of the good guys backstage at WWE.

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