WWE finally confirmed what anyone who saw last month’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view could figure out: Sheamus took a beating in the main event.
And after several weeks of aggravating his injuries, one–a torn labrum in his left shoulder–has reached a point at which surgery is the needed option.
“I’ve never in my whole life had to have surgery,” Sheamus said. “I’ve always worked through pain. For the first time in four years, I’m going to be out of action.”
According to WWE, Sheamus will undergo surgery on the shoulder injury next week. The required downtime during the recovery period should keep Sheamus away from the ring for 4-6 months.
Due to the visible swelling on his leg, which seemed to bear the brunt of two significant bumps during the Money in the Bank match, most observers overlooked the fact that his left shoulder was actually most affected. Suffering from sharp pain in his arm, Sheamus consulted WWE’s medical staff, which confirmed the tear.