Sami Zayn will miss the rest of 2018 and will be battling to return in time for WrestleMania after having shoulder surgery today for a rotator cuff injury.
Zayn spoke to WWE.com following the surgery to give an update on his condition:
“I just underwent surgery for my right shoulder, a.k.a. my good shoulder. So, I’m out for a little while with that. I guess people don’t know about this injury; I’ve been working with it for some time. I don’t know exactly when I tore it. I think I tore it, or initially injured it, on a Montreal Live Event. Which is ironic because I injured my left shoulder — now somewhat famously — in Montreal in my [Raw] debut against John Cena. And at a Live Event this past August wrestling Jinder Mahal, I think I injured it then.
But then my left shoulder, a.k.a my bad shoulder, started to act up again as well. That shoulder hasn’t quite been the same since surgery anyway, so I had just kind of gotten used to the fact that that shoulder was the bad one. But it started to get progressively worse, so basically, long story short, it turns out I have two torn rotator cuffs. The left one and the right one are both torn. I just underwent surgery on the right one, and then in about six or seven weeks, I’ll be undergoing surgery on the left one, and hopefully I can come back healthy and happy.”
Zayn also told WWE.com that he had been working with a bad shoulder for several years, dating back to a 2009 pre-WWE match with Kevin Owens.
He noted that he has been limited by the injury for some time and that he was apprehensive prior to his match with Lashley at Money in the Bank, which perhaps explains the bout’s brevity.
The estimated recovery time for the injury is approximately eight months.
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