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It is possible that Randy Orton will miss 4-6 months, according to WWE acknowledging Orton’s chronic shoulder problems.
WWE says surgery on one of his shoulders “seems imminent” because it’s just a matter of when Orton suffers another dislocation. At this point, WWE says it’s best to just have surgery, which would require the 4-6 month recovery period. It remains to be seen if Orton does go through with the surgery or tries to rehab.
“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,” WWE physician Dr. Steve Daquino told WWE’s website.
WWE’s storyline explanation for Orton’s absence is The Wyatts claiming a hit on Orton, who will now miss “an extended period of time” either rehabbing or going through with the surgery.