WWE taped a segment with Big Show at this week's Smackdown taping in Houston, Texas where Show said that Daniel Bryan needed elbow surgery. He led the crowd in a "Yes" chant and said that it would be made into a video and sent to Bryan. See also - WWE Smackdown Taping Results From Houston, TX
We do not have the details on the surgery as of press time but this isn't a surprise. David Shoemaker of Grantland.comstated in August (on Twitter) that he heard Bryan needed Tommy John Surgery. Bryan talked about undergoing elbow surgery in a recent promotional interview, revealing surgery was even scheduled at one point but canceled so doctors could run more tests.
Once again, details regarding the surgery are unknown. We cannot confirm Tommy John surgery or any other surgery but this appears very legitimate. The one good thing about surgery is getting the problem fixed -- helping Bryan regain strength in his arm -- so he can rehab it and begin his journey to return to the ring. Bryan has not worked for WWE since May 4, 2014.