It was revealed on WWE Raw last night that Dean Ambrose will likely be sidelined for up to 9 months due to the right bicep injury he suffered earlier this month.
This would of course put him out of contention for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans this April and he may not make it back in time for SummerSlam 2018.
Dean Ambrose underwent surgery in Alabama last week on his injury that WWE were initially hopeful would only keep him out of the ring for 2-4 months. Unfortunately, the prognosis is much worse and Ambrose is facing a much lengthier time on the sidelines.
WWE.com noted that Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, Alabama performed the 40 minute surgery on Ambrose's high-grade triceps tendon injury and that the procedure was successful. THe Lunactic Fringe is now undergoing physical therapy, beginning with light motion exercises.
Here's WWE.com's statement in full;
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.