WWE says Braun Strowman will be sidelined for at least six months

Monday May 15th, 2017

We finally found the one thing that can stop Braun Strowman: elbow surgery. 

WWE announced Monday that Strowman will be out of action for at least six months after undergoing surgery on his injured elbow. 

Strowman had the surgery Thursday in Alabama and sent this tweet later that night.

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The odds that Strowman is actually out of commission for a half year are slim, though. Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin reported last week that Strowman would miss four to eight weeks after having a “minor procedure” on his elbow. 

WWE set up Strowman’s absence by having Roman Reigns go after his elbow during last week’s Raw and WWE’s announcement blames Reigns’s “assault on Strowman’s injured shoulder and elbow” for Strowman’s injury.

But Reigns went after Strowman’s right elbow and a photo from the operating room in WWE’s announcement shows doctors scoping Strowman’s left elbow, so it’s probably a good bet to think Strowman is coming back some time in that four- to eight-week window and WWE will play up his superhuman premature return. 

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