This will be the first time that he will be going under the knife.
“I’ve never in my whole life had to have surgery,” Sheamus told the WWE website. “I’ve always worked through pain. For the first time in four years, I’m going to be out of action.”
Sheamus was originally injured in the Money in the Bank All-Stars Ladder Match last month when he was tossed over the top rope and crashed down hard on a ladder. Everyone could see the damage he did to his leg which had a horrible looking bruise but he also hurt his shoulder during that fall.
He continued to work through the injury while taking part in the WWE’s recent tour in South Africa. While his leg started to heal, Sheamus started feeling extreme pain in his shoulder and down his arm.
“We performed a specialized MRI with a dye inserted to highlight the structures within the shoulder joint,” said WWE ringside physician Dr. Chris Amann. “Doctor Samson and I both reviewed the film, and it appears that Sheamus has a cartilage [SLAP] tear.”
Sheamus will have surgery next week and is expected to be out for 4 – 6 months. On that timetable, he could return in time for January’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view and at worse, he should be back in time for WrestleMania XXX in April.
He said he plans on using the time off to not only rehab but to catch up on some personal time with friends and family.
“To say I’m devastated would be a serious understatement, but I’m determined to take this time to go home to Ireland to see my family, to see my friends, learn a different language, read a lot of books, and come back bigger, stronger and better than ever.”