JEFF HARDY TO UNDERGO SURGERY FOR TORN ROTATOR CUFF BY JOSEPH CURRIER | @josephcurrier | SEP 25, 2017 3:05 PM
Confirming what had been feared, WWE announced today that Jeff Hardy will have to undergo surgery for his shoulder injury.
WWE noted that Jeff suffered a torn rotator cuff in the six-pack challenge main event on last week's episode of Raw and that it was a "full thickness tear of his supraspinatus tendon and a couple of other areas in the shoulder."
Jeff will be undergoing surgery for the rotator cuff tear on October 3rd. He also told WWE.com that he has a torn labrum and said the doctors will figure out more about what else needs to be repaired when they do the operation.
Though he'll be out of action for a significant amount of time, Jeff left the door open for him to still be on television in other roles. “There’s a lot of crazy ideas,” Jeff said when speaking with WWE.com. “It inspires me to think a lot more about what I can do other than the extreme stunts and still be entertaining.”
Matt Hardy was involved in singles matches against Karl Anderson at the Raw house shows over the weekend, though Jeff was in his corner and Luke Gallows accompanied Anderson.
Dave Meltzer reported on Saturday that Jeff initially injured his shoulder in July when taking a bump to the outside during the Iron Man match for the Raw Tag Team titles at the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view but had been working on it since.
News On How Long Jeff Hardy Might Be Out Of Action
As noted, WWE confirmed that Jeff Hardy has suffered a torn rotator cuff and will undergo surgery to repair it. Hardy will have the surgery performed next Tuesday.
According to WWE, the injury occurred during the Six-Pack Challenge match on last week's RAW.
"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 reported on the Wrestling Observer Radio that the injury actually occurred during the 30 minute Iron Man match at the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view in July and he's been working with it since then.
Hardy said that his rotator cuff will definitely be repaired, and added that he may have dislocated his shoulder and also tore his labrum during the match.
"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."
Erick Rowan and Shelton Benjamin both recently had surgery for a torn rotator cuff and were out of action for seven months. Assuming a similar recovery time, with Hardy undergoing surgery in early October, that would put his return at around early May of 2018, after WrestleMania 34.