WWE fans will be happy to hear that Seth Rollins is making good progress towards his return to action and is now back taking part in training in the ring without a knee brace, according to reports.
This is great news for fans that have been dying to see The Architect back in between the ropes for the first time since he suffered a very nasty knee injury near the end of last year.
According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, via NoDQ, Rollins is already back in the ring training multiple times per week, which means he is ahead of his recovery schedule.
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The former Shield member tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus in his knee during a match with Kane at a house show in Dublin, Ireland in November last year. At the time, his scheduled timetable for return was six to nine months.
Considering how long it takes athletes to return to action solely from an ACL injury, six months felt like a long shot. Adding the MCL and meniscus tears as well, Rollins being ahead of schedule is absolutely incredible and it will surely bring delight to many members of the WWE Universe.
Alongside the fact he was seen last week training with John Cena, Cesaro and Dr. Jeff Dugas from the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center at the WWE Performance Center, fans can be a bit more optimistic about when he will return to the ring for a match.
The fact he is back in training now is a strong indication that he might be ready to go for SummerSlam later this year, but the company mustn't rush him back into action or they risk aggravating the injury again.
Upon his return, creative is likely to insert him into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship picture, so that he can try and reclaim the title which he never lost via pinfall or submission. This could see him booked into an interesting storyline with one of either Roman Reigns or Dean Ambrose, or perhaps even both of his former Shield brothers.
There is also the possibility he could still be booked into a storyline with Triple H, which was rumored to take place at this year's WrestleMania event before Rollins picked up the injury.
All doors are still open for The Architect, but WWE must keep them open by only bring Rollins back when they know and he knows he is ready. Rushing him back will not do any good, as if he reinjures himself not long after his return, it would only exemplify the injury problems and the mismanagement the company has with so many superstars being sidelined hurt.