Shelton Benjamin Cleared To Return To The Ring

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Nine months after being announced for a return to the WWE on Smackdown Live only to be pulled due to a shoulder injury, Shelton Benjamin has announced that he has been fully cleared to return to the ring. According to his tweet, Benjamin says he's able to start wrestling right away.

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Benjamin was set to return to the WWE after a six-year absence shortly after the brand split last July. Unfortunately, right when he was set to return, it was discovered by the WWE medical staff that Benjamin suffered a torn rotator cuff that required surgery to repair.  

It was later revealed that Benjamin had been wrestling injured for about two-and-a-half months. Speaking with Jim Ross on The Ross Report last summer, Benjamin said he remembered exactly when the injury occurred.

"A guy gave me a unique suplex and basically all of my weight and some of his weight landed on my shoulder," he said. "When it happened, I knew right then 'okay that could have done some damage."

He added that he finished the match, and that the medical staff gave him medicine and treated it with a wait and see approach.

Though, it did take him a while to be fully stopped, it was proof that all it took was a suplex to stop Benjamin. There has been no update as to whether Benjamin will still return to the company now that he is fully cleared. 

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