WWE Superstar Randy Orton will miss significant time recovering from a dislocated shoulder, according to WWE physician Dr. Steve Daquino. The standard recovery time for surgery is four to six months.
“Randy has suffered from a dislocated shoulder. He’s had chronic problems with his shoulder, and a recent MRI that was done found he has a Bankart lesion in his shoulder, some stretched ligaments and a partially torn rotator cuff,” Daquino told WWE.com. “At this point it’s a matter of when he dislocates the shoulder again, and not if. Surgery seems imminent, and recovery time for such a surgery would be four to six months.”
WrestleMania 32 is exactly five months away, leaving Orton’s status for “The Grandaddy of Them All” in doubt. Orton injured his shoulder three weeks ago and has not been on WWE T.V. since. He missed WWE’s tour of Mexico as well as the Hell in a Cell special event, where he was scheduled to tag with Dean Ambrose against Luke Harper and Braun Strowman.
Orton was in the midst of a feud with the Wyatt Family and Bray Wyatt in particular. WWE still alludes to Wyatt being involved in Orton’s injury for storyline purposes. Upon his return, Orton could immediately begin a program with Wyatt, citing his injury as cause.