Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Extent of Wade Barrett's Injury Revealed

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RED BELLY Wade Barrett underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday to repair an injury suffered a week prior at Smackdown tapings. His shoulder separated after being thrown into the guardrail by Jack Swagger. His surgical procedures included a ligament reconstruction in his shoulder as well as a "distal clavicle resection" which was described in the article as having the end of his collarbone shaved off. The report does not list a timetable for his return, but the folks over at The Steel Cage podcast did some research and estimated a minimum of three months recovery time will be needed before Barrett can resume giving bad news to WWE.

The injury and lost time comes at an absolutely rotten time for Barrett, whom I thought was a dark horse candidate to win the Money in the Bank briefcase this past Sunday. Obviously, the way the booking panned out suggested the prize was Seth Rollins' to win all along. However, Barrett's upward momentum as Intercontinental Champion and apparent hired muscle for The Authority could not be overstated. I hope he recovers and is able to stay healthy for an extended period. This dude deserves not to be so snakebitten his entire career.