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Sami Zayn Undergoes Surgery, Thought To Be Out For Rest Of 2018

He told WWE.com he'd like to be back in time for WrestleMania 35.

Sami Zayn recently underwent surgery on a torn rotator cuff, and revealed that his other shoulder also requires surgery - procedures which could leave him on the shelf for the remainder of the year. Speaking to WWE.com, he revealed:

'I just underwent surgery for my right shoulder, a.k.a. my good shoulder. So, I’m out for a little while with that. I guess people don’t know about this injury; I’ve been working with it for some time. I don’t know exactly when I tore it. [...] The left one and the right one are both torn. I just underwent surgery on the right one, and then in about six or seven weeks, I’ll be undergoing surgery on the left one, and hopefully I can come back healthy and happy.'

It was recently revealed that Sami has been working while injured for a while now, which explains why his recent feud with Bobby Lashley was so promo-heavy, keeping in-ring action to a minimum. His eventual match with Lashley at Money in the Bank, although not exactly a squash, was relatively short - and featured a fair amount of heelish stalling.

Somewhat shockingly, considering the abruptness of the news, Zayn also revealed that he hopes to be back in time for next year's WrestleMania - which means that he could well be out of action for the remainder of 2018.

'Because of the timeline, I’d love to be in the mix for WrestleMania season; that’s the most exciting time of the year for all of us. I think timeline wise, I should be ready in time for WrestleMania, so fingers crossed.'

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