Dean Ambrose underwent successful surgery last night to repair a high-grade triceps tendon injury, according to a report today by WWE.com.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas in Birmingham, Alabama, and took around 40 minutes.
“He tore some of the distal triceps tendon where it attaches to the forearm bone, called the olecranon,” Dr. Dugas told WWE.com. “He basically tore about 50 percent of the triceps tendon away from the bone. So yesterday we repaired that back down to the bone where it tore off of. The surgery was very straightforward; we removed all of the extra bursal tissue — all of that extra swollen stuff around his elbow.”
Dugas added that Ambrose has begun physical therapy, starting with light range-of-motion exercises, and is expecting to leave Birmingham later today.
It is unknown at this time how long Ambrose will be out of action.
It was reported Monday night that Ambrose came injured to Raw in Providence, Rhode Island. WWE incorporated an angle on the show where Ambrose sustained an injury to his right arm during a Six-Man Tag Team Match, and the damage was exacerbated when his opponents, Samoa Joe and Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus, assaulted “The Lunatic Fringe” in the trainer’s room. The attack culminated when Joe slammed a road case onto Ambrose’s arm, leaving him writhing in pain.