The prognosis on Dean Ambrose's injury isn't good.
WWE issued a statement saying that former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose will miss nine months of action following a severe triceps injury. Ambrose underwent surgery last week to repair the injury he suffered the weekend prior.
Following Dean Ambrose’s successful surgery last Tuesday night to repair a high-grade triceps tendon injury, Michael Cole took a moment during the Dec. 25 episode of Raw to confirm that The Lunatic Fringe will be out of action for approximately nine months.
Ambrose’s successful procedure was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, Ala., and took around 40 minutes.
“He tore some of the distal triceps tendon where it attaches to the forearm bone, called the olecranon,” Dr. Dugas told WWE.com. “He basically tore about 50 percent of the triceps tendon away from the bone. So yesterday we repaired that back down to the bone where it tore off of. The surgery was very straightforward; we removed all of the extra bursal tissue — all of that extra swollen stuff around his elbow.”
Dugas added that Ambrose has begun physical therapy, starting with light range-of-motion exercises.
WWE have been known to work injury lengths in order to surprise fans upon the return of superstars. Given how private Ambrose is, it's unlikely that he'll be providing additional information.
Ambrose was written off WWE TV last week following an attack by Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sheamus.
You can always see Fightful's updated injury report at this link.