This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw featured Dean Ambrose showing up wearing protective gear on his elbow and WWE running an injury angle for him. A report after the show indicated he was dealing with an elbow injury and was headed for Alabama to undergo an MRI to see the extent of the damage.
WWE.com delivered an update today, and it doesn’t look good:
“An MRI has shown suspicion for a high-grade triceps tendon injury, possibly a tear, so he is undergoing surgical exploration and most likely surgical repair of the torn triceps tendon,” WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.com. “That surgery will be happening later this evening, and we should have some further updates either later tonight or tomorrow morning as to what the findings were, what the structures that were damaged were, and also a timeline for recovery.”
So there’s at least the possibility that it’s not as bad as they fear it could be but also it’s probably bad and they’re going to get him fixed up either way.
It’s a tough break for Ambrose and yet another bump in the road for the reunited Shield, who have seen two of three members fall victim to illness or injury since they got back together.