Since last Friday, the news were running rampant on the Internet. According to a post from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Jeff Hardy was said to be suffering from a shoulder injury as he didn’t wrestle on Friday live event at Sacramento. His brother Matt wrestled Karl Anderson on Friday but also on Sunday at Fresno live event. But WWE hasn’t confirmed the news yet.
The announcement confirmed Jeff Hardy has suffered a torn rotator cuff and will undergo surgery to repair it next week. If WWE is stating Hardy sustained the injury during a Six-Pack Challenge on last week’s Raw that was eventually won by Jason Jordan, some rumours claimed the injury would in fact have occurred during the 30 minute Iron Man match at Great Balls of Fire last July and Hardy’s been working with it for over two months.
Hardy thought at first he dislocated his shoulder, but he in fact tore his labrum as well as his rotator cuff. “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.”
In the announcement, Jeff Hardy is at the same sad and full of hope. “It’s depressing. More than any time in a career, it’s those times that make you go, ‘Wow, I love professional wrestling.’ It sucks that I can’t be involved in [a] match or can’t get in there and do what I normally do because I’m injured, but I just have to get over that, stop worrying about it and look forward and push myself to get repaired and healed and come back better than ever with a brand-new shoulder.”
Hardy, 40, is also expecting to keep appearing on WWE TV programs while recovering but in a different capacity. “There’s a lot of crazy ideas,” said Hardy. “It inspires me to think a lot more about what I can do other than the extreme stunts and still be entertaining.” The main issue is now the status of Matt Hardy as a single competitor as his brother will be out of action at least for 6 to 9 months.