Big Update On Finn Balor's Injury And Return To WWE

Finn Balor

As we previously reported here on, Finn Balor’s torn labrum injury was worse than expected. While it was apparent to him immediately that he had suffered a serious shoulder injury when it dislocated in the SummerSlam match against Seth Rollins, the severity was unknown.

An MRI later revealed a labrum tear but it wasn’t discovered until he had surgery the tear was twice as big as expected. In addition, there were issues with his bicep and pectoral in addition to bone fragments.

It was learned Balor would need surgery at 5 PM the night after SummerSlam (prior to him relinquishing the WWE Universal Championship on Raw) that he was going to need surgery. By 9 PM, WWE had already scheduled the surgery with Dr. Jeffrey Dugas for Tuesday morning in Birmingham, Alabama.

The current plan is for Balor to do two rehab sessions a day at the WWE Performance Center for four weeks before he is reassessed. Balor is scheduled to do more rehab at that point at Champion Rehabilitation in Birmingham.

Regarding Balor’s return, they’re currently shooting for Wrestlemania 33 on April 2, 2017. Neither WWE nor Balor want to try to push that six month timetable as they want to assure he’s completely healthy and does not re-injure the shoulder.

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