WWE.com has reported that former Raw and SmackDown Live Tag Team Champion Jason Jordan has undergone successful surgery to repair a neck injury. WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon provided details on the surgery.
“He had an injury to a disc in his neck which resulted in significant pain that was refractory to all conservative measures,” said Maroon. “It was decided to do a minimally invasive operation to decompress the nerve, to allow it to heal.”
Jordan had been pulled from physical impact while appearing on WWE Live events, and was storyline dazed during his Royal Rumble tag team championship match. Jordan was also forced to forfeit his spot in the Raw Tag Team Championship rematch against The Bar, and was replaced by Roman Reigns.
After costing Reigns and Rollins the tag team titles due to hitting Sheamus and Cesaro, Jordan got into an argument with Rollins backstage.
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle would forcibly tell his son to “go home until you’re medically cleared.” This was a way of allowing Jordan to get work done on his neck to relieve the symptoms.
Regarding the timeline of recovery, WWE stated that “It is not known just how long Jordan will be out of action.” Research shows that it is a low-risk surgery, which usually allows the patient to return home within 24 hours after the procedure.
Most doctors allow patients to return to work seven to 10 days following the surgery, and full recovery is typically within four to six weeks after the procedure. Since Jordan’s occupation involves heavy impact on his neck, doctors may be a bit more cautionary with his return status. With this information, it is not impossible for Jordan to compete at WrestleMania if the recovery stays according to schedule.
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