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Edge’s recovery from surgery is taking longer than expected

Edge suffered a torn triceps at Backlash 2020 during The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever against Randy Orton. It’s been over three months since the gnarly operation took place, and The Rated R Superstar is running out of patience with his slow recovery progress.

Edge provided the following health update on Busted Open Radio:

“It’s a learning process, right? Because I’m gonna be 47 next month, so I didn’t know how I’d heal from injuries, from surgeries, things like that. It’s a slow process, I’m not gonna lie. The triceps is a different thing. You know, I got back from an Achilles in six months, but I was 35 doing that. So add 10 plus years. I don’t know, it’s just a different thing. You don’t realize how much your triceps is involved in almost everything you do in terms of arm movement. So I don’t really know yet. I know it’s a lot slower than I thought it was gonna be. Because I just have this mentality of, right, no big deal, surgery, PT, and we grind through it. We break down the scar tissue and off we go. So I don’t know if it’s the injury itself, if it’s I’m a little older. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not as fast as I would have liked.”

Does this mean his timetable for a return has been extended, or did Edge have overly optimistic expectations for how quickly he would bounce back from this surgery? Here is how Edge addressed that topic:

“We just haven’t got to explosive stuff yet, so we don’t really know. It’s three months out, right? I don’t know, maybe I’m just impatient, I think is really what it is more than anything. I just assumed that by three months I should be almost ready to go, and that’s not the case. So maybe I just need a little more patience with my body now...It might just take a little longer than I want this time. I have to come to grips with that, and I have to realize that I’m dealing with a different reality now. So I’ll get back, I don’t know what the timeframe is.”

The key takeaway is that Edge doesn’t have a specific timetable for a return. But no matter how long it takes for Edge to get back inside a WWE ring, there’s no doubt in his mind that he needs to take out that obnoxious douchebag Randy Orton:

“He’s got night vision, he’s got a new clothing line, and him and his wife are half naked peddling on social media. Man, I got to get back. I got to get back. I got to shut him up.”

Edge capped off the interview by reiterating how excited he gets at the thought of working with smark favorites like Ricochet and Mustafa Ali. I wouldn’t mind if WWE skipped the final leg of the Orton/Edge trilogy and instead jumped straight to those matches.

Are you bummed out to hear that Edge’s recovery is taking longer than he expected?

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