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Good news regarding Rey Mysterio’s injury; Bad news on Bobby Fish’s

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We’ve heard all along the injury Rey Mysterio suffered at a Northeast Wrestling show last weekend wouldn’t stand in the way of his negotiations with WWE about a possible return. According to the latest report on his left arm injury, it might not even stop him from wrestling again in the next month or two.

Wrestling Observer reports the diagnosis Rey received was of grade one partial tear in his left biceps. Internet resources point that healing in 3 - 6 weeks... much better than the 4 - 6 months generally required for recovery to surgically repair a full tear.

Obviously, Mysterio’s planned bout with Jushin “Thunder” Liger at New Japan’s Strong Style Evolved in Long Beach on Mar. 25 is in doubt, as are rumored WrestleMania 34 surprises WWE might have had in store. But neither is as completely out of the question as they seemed a couple days ago.

The news isn’t as good for NXT Tag Team champion Bobby Fish of Undisputed ERA. Both the Observer and PWInsider confirm Fish underwent knee surgery on Thursday (Mar. 8) in Birmingham, Alabama. While the sites don’t have the exact same information on the nature of his injury (Dave Meltzer says it was for “minor tears in both his ACL and MCL” while Mike Johnson just called it “ACL surgery”), they both agree the injury suffered on Sunday, Mar. 4 in Indianapolis has him looking at approximately six months on the shelf.

NXT has unveiled their plan for the tag titles, but questions about how exactly Fish’s absence will be addressed remain. If you’re interested in those, they’re in our spoiler-filled report on the TakeOver: New Orleans card (where Fish and his Undisputed partner Kyle O’Reilly had been announced as defending the straps against the winner of the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic) here.

Best wishes to both men on speedy and full recoveries.

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