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WWE News: Randy Orton reveals how long he'd been holding off knee surgery, addresses injury timeline and more

Johny Payne
2.53K   //    19 May 2018, 02:20 IST

Randy Orton is one tough customer
Randy Orton is one tough customer

What’s the story?

Speaking to, Randy Orton opened up on how long he’d been holding off knee surgery.

Besides, Orton also spoke about his plans upon returning, while refraining from giving out specifics regarding his comeback timeline.

In case you didn’t know…

As we’d previously reported, former WWE Champion Orton recently underwent knee surgery in order to rehabilitate his left knee.

The aforementioned surgery was to help Orton rehab his left knee after suffering a meniscus tear in the leg.

The heart of the matter

Orton has now spoken to regarding the knee surgery; stating—

“I’ve known I needed the surgery since late last year, but I’ve been waiting for the right time to get my knee cleaned out…Right now was the right time.”

One ought to note that, despite having dealt with the nagging injury over the past several months, Orton consistently performed at WWE’s television tapings, PPVs as well as live events.

Furthermore, the WWE have confirmed that Orton is presently recovering at home with his family. The WWE also noted that Orton is “staying motivated to come back and dominate the blue brand”.

What’s next?

As of this writing, additional details on how long the injury rehab may keep Orton out of action are unavailable.


Sportskeeda will keep fans updated on Orton’s comeback timeline as and when news breaks.

Author’s take

Per general medical guidelines, recovery from a meniscus tear is about six weeks.

However, engaging in strenuous physical activities such as a pro-wrestling match is usually disallowed even after the six-week period—with most athletes taking a couple of weeks more to ease themselves into the gym routine.

Honestly speaking, Orton is an excellent athlete and seems to be highly-focused on what he ought to do in order to maintain prime physical condition.

Here’s wishing Orton a safe and speedy recovery. 

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