Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 10:22 PM EST
WWE.com is reporting that after meeting with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL this week, the initial prognosis for Mr. Kennedy's tricep injury was overstated.
Based on the MRI that Kennedy received, it was discovered that Kennedy's triceps tendon was not torn from the bone as originally thought and will not be requiring surgery after all.
However, Kennedy hasn't been cleared to return to the ring as a result of a hematoma (collection of blood within a tissue or organ). "He’s still vulnerable to injury and the arm remains badly swollen. I’d expect him to be out of action for about six to eight weeks," said WWE’s Dr. Ferdinand Rios.
So, based on these early results, Kennedy could be returning to WWE a lot sooner than the predicted five to seven months he was expected to be off when surgery was believed to be the only option at the time to fix the injury.