WWE provided an update on the condition of Dean Ambrose, saying that the WWE Superstar had surgery Tuesday night to repair a high-grade triceps tendon injury. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, Alabama. The noted that the procedure took around 40 minutes.
WWE issued the following statement regarding Dean Ambrose’s injury:
“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 already begun physical therapy. He noted that Ambrose would first be starting with light range-of-motion exercises, and is expected to leave Birmingham sometime Wednesday.
WWE stated that it is unknown how long Ambrose will be out of action, but we reported yesterday that expected recovery time for this type of surgery is around 6 months. We will keep you posted as to any further updates on the injury.