In an update, WWE still has not mentioned if Orton requires surgery on the shoulder. If he indeed does and it is done very soon, he has a shot at being back for WrestleMania.
Original: Just as few minutes ago, WWE posted the following update on Randy Orton after a shoulder injury took him off WWE television indefinitely:
Three weeks ago, it was reported that Randy Orton did not appear on Monday Night Raw at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Although it is still unclear as to whether Bray Wyatt was directly responsible for The Viper’s absence that night, as initial speculation indicated, WWE.com can now confirm that Orton’s injuries are significant, and will keep him from stepping into a WWE ring for an extended period of time.
‘“Randy has suffered from a dislocated shoulder. He’s had chronic problems with his shoulder, and a recent MRI that was done found he has a Bankart lesion in his shoulder, some stretched ligaments and a partially torn rotator cuff,” WWE physician Dr. Steve Daquino told WWE.com. “At this point, it’s a matter of when he dislocates the shoulder again, and not if. Surgery seems imminent, and recovery time for such a surgery would be four to six months.”’
Four to six months is a lot of Orton’s shoulder that has already robbed him of significant time in his career. Orton is most likely expected to miss Wrestlemania. WWE is going to have a challenge on their hands trying to fill the void Orton’s injury has caused the roster.