Considering Triple H said he’d be getting a MRI the day after TakeOver: WarGames, that it’s taken more than a week to hear any update on the status of former NXT champion Drew McIntyre is a little surprising.
The update itself isn’t too terribly surprising, though. McIntyre himself commented in a tweet this morning. He doesn’t provide any detail, but confirms he’s out for a while:
Unfortunately I did suffer an injury during my title defense at TakeOver. I’ve dealt with setbacks before. The reality is, I always come back better...There's a scary thought for whomever is NXT champion come 2018... #TickTock— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) November 27, 2017
The 2018 comeback he’s teasing may not be that far away, either. Pro Wrestling Sheet is saying that the tests proved McIntyre suffered a bicep tear when the final spot of his loss to Andrade “Cien” Almas was mistimed. The site doesn’t mention the specific course of treatment, but reports the 32 year old Scot is shooting to return WrestleMania weekend. That would be in line with the 3 - 6 month timeframe usually given for surgey to repair the arm muscle.
It’s a tough break, especially if rumors are true the title change was booked in order to promote Drew to Raw or SmackDown. But a big return in New Orleans wouldn’t suck.
Join us in wishing McIntyre the best for speedy and full recovery. We’ll update with more details or any official word from WWE as soon as those are available.