Injured WWE Star Finn Balor Could Be Out As Long As Six Months
Last night, on Monday Night Raw, WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor had to relinquish his newly-won title due to an injury he sustained at Summerslam in his match against Seth Rollins. And, as it turns out, the injury might be far more serious than anticipated.
In an official release, WWE detailed the severity of Balor’s injury, noting he could be gone as briefly as four months, or as long as six months:
Inaugural WWE Universal Champion Finn Bálor suffered an injury to his right shoulder against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam and will relinquish his title tonight on Raw as a result, WWE.com can confirm.
The injury came in the course of Bálor and Rollins’ match to determine which Superstar would become the first WWE Universal Champion, specifically when Bálor absorbed a running powerbomb to the barricade at the hands of The Architect.
“He hit the wall during the match, dislocated his shoulder and was able to put it back in himself in a split second,” said ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson. Bálor was able to finish the match, but Dr. Robinson noted that an MRI yielded results earlier today showing “a possible labrum tear.”
The champion is currently scheduled to receive a surgical consult that will determine the extent of Bálor’s injury and what his recovery time will be. If surgery and rehab are required, Robinson said, Bálor could be facing a recovery time of “anywhere from four to six months.”
This is a real heartbreaker, considering Finn was just starting to get going on the main roster. In his brief time on Raw, he’s already come across as a huge star. This injury happened at the worst possible time, and I really do feel awful for Finn. That said, when he comes back, the reaction should be huge. Hell, if anything, he should come across as an even bigger star upon his return. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I’m already missing the guy. Granted, I won’t miss the announcers spamming the nickname “Demon King” every week, but Raw is already lesser for lacking Finn.
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