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Update: Sami Zayn out for the remainder of 2018

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In a recent exclusive interview with WWE.com, Sami Zayn provided an update on his injury status. And it isn’t good if you’re a major fan of the former NXT Champion.

Zayn underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff on his right shoulder and will also be undergoing another surgery on his left torn rotator cuff in six or seven weeks. If you’re keeping score — this means Sami was wrestling with not one, but two torn rotator cuffs.

Well, right now I’m in Birmingham, Ala. I just underwent surgery for my right shoulder, a.k.a. my good shoulder. So, I’m out for a little while with that. I guess people don’t know about this injury; I’ve been working with it for some time. I don’t know exactly when I tore it. I think I tore it, or initially injured it, on a Montreal Live Event. Which is ironic because I injured my left shoulder — now somewhat famously — in Montreal in my [Raw] debut against John Cena. And at a Live Event this past August wrestling Jinder Mahal, I think I injured it then.

But then my left shoulder, a.k.a my bad shoulder, started to act up again as well. That shoulder hasn’t quite been the same since surgery anyway, so I had just kind of gotten used to the fact that that shoulder was the bad one. But it started to get progressively worse, so basically, long story short, it turns out I have two torn rotator cuffs. The left one and the right one are both torn. I just underwent surgery on the right one, and then in about six or seven weeks, I’ll be undergoing surgery on the left one, and hopefully I can come back healthy and happy.

As far as a timeline goes, Zayn hopes to be back for WrestleMania 35 season.

Because of the timeline, I’d love to be in the mix for WrestleMania season; that’s the most exciting time of the year for all of us. I think timeline wise, I should be ready in time for WrestleMania, so fingers crossed.

This is definitely quite the blow for Zayn as he was really starting to make some waves on the main roster with his heel work. That said, while it’s never good to be on the sidelines, it’s always a plus to get those nagging injuries taken care of so one can come back better than ever. A fresh Sami Zayn come WrestleMania season will only help bolster ‘The Show of Shows’ when they head to MetLife Stadium.

Dave has been covering Pro Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts for various websites since 2010. He currently runs both FightBooth and FightBoothPW with the help of some lovely and talented people.

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