Braun Strowman Injury Update: WWE Raw Star’s Timetable Revealed


According to WWE, Braun Strowman will miss six months after undergoing elbow surgery.

The last time we saw Braun Strowman on WWE programming, Roman Reigns was destroying him around ringside. Shortly after, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported Strowman needing elbow surgery, which would put him out of action for 4-8 weeks. It removed an Extreme Rules pay-per-view match from the table, as well as Great Balls of Fire, which could have been a title opportunity. 

Well, hours before RawWWE officially acknowledged Strowman’s injury. They said he returned to the United States on Wednesday, to be evaluated by medical officials for shoulder and elbow ailments. Surgery took place on Thursday, doctors found the Monster Among Men’s elbow was “shattered” and will need six months of recovery.

WWE’s announced timetable is a drastic difference from what Pro Wrestling Sheet reported. Six months would rule Strowman out for SummerSlam, with a potential return at November’s Survivor Series PPV.

However, could this be a kayfabe timetable? Using the word “shattered” for an elbow injury isn’t the most descriptive term since injuries are usually better-detailed — even when WWE announces them on its website.

This could be a coverup for another injury, though, with the six-month timetable being realistic. Maybe the surgery discovered something that wasn’t known when Strowman’s injury was reported, leading to the lengthier amount of time away from the ring.

No Strowman for SummerSlam would certainly shake up the show. WWE would have to alter their match plans for Lesnar, and move others around the card to set up the show. If the six-month timetable is true, then they may have already started this process.

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We’ll see if WWE adds more about Strowman’s injury, which could be devastating for Raw. It hurts the momentum of someone who had a dominant post-WrestleMania 33 stretch, with WWE potentially having to scramble to replace his presence.