The injuries continue to mount for WWE talent. This time, Cesaro has been bitten by the bug. In an interview on WWE.com, Cesaro noted that he will be undergoing surgery on his shoulder, and will be out for approximately the next four to six months.
Cesaro on how he feels overall:
“Well, I’m feeling great. I’ve had the injury for over two months, but I guess I never really knew how … ‘bad’ it was, if that’s the right word? [Laughs] So, it’s more a mental thing, because all of a sudden you can’t do what you’ve been doing. Now you have to get surgery and you’ll be out for a bit.”
Cesaro discusses working through the injury:
“I knew something was wrong [for a while], but I thought that it was just sprained or something like that. So, I iced it and had it looked at. I was like, ‘Oh, I have range of motion’ and didn’t necessarily have too much of a loss of strength, so I knew something got hurt, but I didn’t think it was injured, if that makes sense. I kept working out and working [in the ring] obviously, and it kept getting better, but there was still something lingering. Then I thought, ‘Maybe if I were to know exactly what it is, it will be easier to rehab and get it better’ … and then I found out it’s a complete tear. [Laughs] So, no matter how much rehab I do, it will not reattach itself to the bone, unfortunately.”
Cesaro talks about getting the MRI results:
“I got the MRI done and was like, “Okay, cool, this will help me with how to rehab and get back to full strength.” But then I got the call the next day saying, ‘Hey, you tore a tendon and partially tore another one.'”
Cesaro discusses the timetable for his return:
“It’s pretty much up in the air, and I don’t want to be quoted on a timeframe. I think the official timeframe I was told was like four to six months, but that all depends on how surgery goes, how my rehab goes and so forth.”
Here’s hoping when he comes back that Cesaro gets some direction. Maybe the downtime will allow creative to find a good way to plug him into a serious storyline that moves him up the ladder. Despite the injury, he has really been putting in some good work of late.