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Jason Jordan still hasn't returned to Monday Night RAW for a very good reason

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Jason Jordan hasn't been seen on Monday Night RAW since February. 

Back then, he was involved in a storyline with Seth Rollins and until the Royal Rumble in late January, the pair held the red brand's tag team titles.

It's fair to say then, that at the turn of the year, Jordan was in the middle of a huge push. 

But unfortunately, a pretty serious injury ended that prematurely.

NECK SURGERY

A week after losing the tag championships at the Royal Rumble, Jason cost his former partner and Roman Reigns a shot at reclaiming them - before being sent home by Kurt Angle. 

That storyline was used to write Jordan off TV so he could undergo neck surgery - and for the last five months, he's been recovering from that. 

Initially, WWE didn't give any timeframe for his return, but it's been reported for a while now that he's close to coming back.    

HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE 

In fact, back in May, rumours surrounding Jordan started to build because he was spotted backstage at RAW. 

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On top of that, he's recently been making public appearances for WWE - which would also suggest that he's close to a return.  

In fact, fans have been expecting to see Jordan appear on RAW for weeks now - but it hasn't happened. 

A number of outlets, including ProWrestling.com, reported that he hasn't been back on TV simply because WWE creative doesn't have a plan for him yet.   

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However, this isn't the case. Because according to Mike Johnson of PWinsider, contrary to reports, Jordan hasn't actually been cleared yet. 

STILL INJURED

"He just hasn’t been cleared. It’s a neck injury," Johnson said of Jordan's absence, on the latest installment of PWInsider Elite Audio, per Ringside News.

"He’s been involved in community outreach events and promotional things for WWE but they’re not going to put him back in the ring on a full-time level until the doctors feel he can do it and be healthy and not re-injure himself.

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"They are very very cautious now." 

Understandably, as Johnson suggests, WWE will be very careful with any superstar returning from injury - especially if they've just had neck surgery. 

Therefore, despite multiple reports suggesting that Jordan could return any day now, perhaps don't expect him to make an appearance until later this summer. 

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