Newsweek recently spoke with one of Daniel Bryan's neurosurgeons that cleared him for return, Dr. Robert Cantu. The doctor noted that he first reported no sign of concussion-related issues that would prevent Bryan from an in-ring return back in February:
"I evaluated Bryan for a neurological opinion on return to WWE on February 26, 2018. Included in his medical records were multiple evaluations by renowned concussion clinicians," Cantu told Newsweek. "I determined that Bryan is currently asymptomatic, has a normal detailed neurological and cognitive neuropsychological examination, normal EEG, and an MRI that showed no definite evidence of a prior brain injury. It is my medical opinion that there is no absolute contraindication to his return to in-ring action in WWE."
Cantu was one of the three neurosurgeons who discovered what is believed to be the first case of CTE in pro wrestling when Chris Benoit was examined.