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Braun Strowman Reveals Timeline For WWE Return After Major Surgery

Braun Strowman has revealed details of his timeline for a return to WWE as he continues to rehab a serious neck injury.

The Monster Among Men has been sidelined since early May due to the injury but has recently been seen promoting WWE in India.

Strowman has now provided an update of his own during an interview with News 18, saying:

“So I just recently had my five-month check-up, with Dr. Cordoba, at the world-famous Andrews Medical Centre, where WWE graced me to have my surgery with the number one surgeon in the world.

“I did my five-month check-up and got medically cleared to start lifting weights. So the bones are fusing nicely in my neck. I had a cervical fusion on my C4 and C5. They put a metal plate and four screws in my neck. I had four screws and a metal plate put it in my neck.

“Doc cleared me to start lifting weights again, which was a major blessing because I was going crazy sitting around eight weeks of doing nothing. I lost 35 pounds just sitting around for eight weeks because I wasn’t eating like I normally do since I wasn’t lifting. So I didn’t need all those extra calories.

“Now we’re trying to put the weight back on. The goal for 2024 is to continue this. As I said, I go back after the first year to have another check-up and then get back in the ring, getting back into shape and then getting back to passing these hands out.”

He would then be asked about the possibility of a return at the Royal Rumble in January 2024, saying:

“You know when I’m back. Just know that. I don’t know yet; if I could be back in Rumble, that’d be great.

“But like I said, I’m at the mercy of the doctors and what they say. I’m listening to them because this was a very serious injury that I had. So slow and steady as the process on the company is so supportive behind me and stuff.

“I’m staying busy now. Normally, I probably wouldn’t be here right now doing this if it wasn’t for that.

“You always take the glass half full line, find your blessings and everything.

“Now that I’m out with the surgery, I’ve gotten cleared to be able to travel and stuff. Now they’re going to send me around doing all the media stuff. So that’s why I’m here.

“It’s an unbelievable blessing to be able to continue to work, do what I love, and get the output, and reaction on people’s faces.”

Due to the seriousness of the injury and surgery that has gone on to fix it, Strowman also discussed his ‘cautious thinking’, adding:

“I’ll be a little more cautious thinking because now that I have some hardware and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, I don’t know, I’m crazy.

“I’ve worked around the injuries. As I said earlier, my left leg is 15% paralyzed and it has been my entire career. I don’t make excuses. I get it done. So we’re going to get it done.”

Strowman recently named fellow WWE roster member Chad Gable as being “world championship calibre.”

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