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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Big update on Dean Ambrose's injury and return

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Will Ambrose make a premature return?
Will Ambrose make a premature return?

What's the story?

According to PWInsider, Dean Ambrose headed to Birmingham, Alabama for a medical check-up with WWE doctors regarding the injury that has kept him out of action since December.

In case you didn't know...

'The Lunatic Fringe' tore his distal triceps tendon during a tag team match in which he teamed up with Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan against the Bar and Samoa Joe on the 18th December episode of Raw.

Ambrose found himself in the wrong place at one point of the match when he got caught in a suicide dive from Seth Rollins on the heels outside the ring. He looked to be in visible pain after landing awkwardly on his arm.

It was later revealed that his triceps tendon was almost 50% torn from the bone and required urgent surgery. He was flown to Birminghman that night and had undergone surgery to get the tendon back in place. Dr. Jeffrey Dugas ruled Ambrose out of action for nine months, effectively ending his WrestleMania 34 aspirations.

The heart of the matter

The former WWE Champion is all set to return to Alabama for a diagnosis of his injury and could get a clear idea of when he would be eligible to resume training.

A high-grade tendon tear takes time to heal and nine months of rehabilitation seems in line an inevitable scenario. Ambrose, though, is one tough nut after taking years of beating in CZW and is capable of bouncing back sooner rather than later.

What's next?

As things stand, the former Shield member is expected to be back around September but should be ideally pushing for a SummerSlam return in August.

Another Shield reunion has been ruled out for now and the only logical thing would be to have him finally turn heel.


Author's take

Imagine the pop Ambrose would get on his comeback! Having been WWE's most earnest workhorse in the last 5 years, an injury has come as a much needed time off for the Grand Slam Champion.

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