WWE fans probably aren't going to like how long Jeff Hardy is going to be out-of-action after the recent injury he has sustained.
Jeff and his brother Matt formed one of the most iconic tag teams of all time, The Hardy Boyz, and have won a ton of WWE Tag Team Championships. After spending several years away from WWE, Jeff and Matt returned to the company at WrestleMania 33 to win the RAW Tag Team Titles in a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Ladder match. After a fairly decent run with the belts, The Hardys dropped the titles to the team of Sheamus and Cesaro and have pretty much been coasting on Monday Nights since.
Their last major feud was with Sheamus and Cesaro for the titles, but lost out on their last opportunity to reclaim the Monday Night tag team throne at the Great Balls Of Fire pay-per-view (PPV) when they lost a 30-minute Ironman Tag Team match.
Earlier this week it was announced that Jeff suffered a nasty rotator cuff injury that would require surgery to repair. The report suggested that the injury occurred during the Six-Pack Challenge match on last week's RAW (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"Jeff is dealing with a rotator cuff tear right now," said WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Stephen Daquino. "It's a full thickness tear of his supraspinatus tendon and a couple of other areas in the shoulder."
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, however, has a different version of when the injury occurred, reporting that it actually happened during the Ironman match at Great Balls Of Fire against Sheamus and Cesaro. Jeff has been working through the injury ever since but hurt it even more during the Six Pack Challenge last week.
Hardy got to comment on the injury and claimed that his rotator cuff will definitely be repaired, and also noted that he may have dislocated his shoulder and tore his labrum as well:
"Once they get in there, they'll figure out more about what they have to repair," said Hardy. "But for sure, the rotator cuff has to be repaired, and then they'll look at the labrum when they get in there."
In the past, fellow WWE Superstars Erick rowan and Shelton Benjamin have suffered similar injuries and didn't return for seven months. If Hardy's recovery is any similar, he own't be back until May of 2018, which would mean he'd miss WrestleMania 34.
What are your thoughts on Hardy being out past WrestleMania 34? Will you be bummed out not to have the former WWE Tag Team Champ at "The Show Of Shows?" Does this rule out any possible significant singles run for him? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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