When Kevin Owens said on RAW last Monday Sami Zayn wasn’t on the show due to the brutal attack he suffered from the hands of Bobby Lashley the night before at Money in The Bank PPV, a part of his sentence was true, but not the other. Sami Zayn is suffering from a torn rotator cuffs in both his shoulders. But Bobby Lashley is not as guilty as Kevin Owens could say, as Zayn has been suffering from it for a few weeks.
In an exclusive interview with WWE.com, Zayn explained he underwent a surgery on his right shoulder and the one on his left would follow in 6 to 8 weeks. Like Dean Ambrose, Sami is one of the most active performers in WWE and has pushed his body to the limits, until it was too late and damages were done. Zayn worked with the injuries and pain until he found out he, in fact, had torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders.
Zayn already underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff in 2009 after a match against Kevin Owens but, in 2015, for his RAW debut against John Cena, he injured it again and had to undergo another surgery. Zayn explains in the interview his left shoulder is “the bad” one but didn’t think he injured the right one too. He also says he can’t blame Bobby Lashley as he knew he was injured as he was feuding with him over the last few weeks.
As far as being out and coming back, Zayn is talking about being out for 8 months. A torn rotator cuff is healed is 4 to 6 months, but the fact is Sami Zayn injured the two, which will make his rehab more difficult. A return circa WrestleMania is what he’s planning and is a good timetable. But WWE will have to clear him before he could come back.
Sami Zayn is telling in the interview he was just “starting to hit my stride (on the mic) and find my voice and find myself as a performer”. What will happen when he’s back is another story but, for the moment, “I want to come back just as good, if not better than I’ve ever been,” said Sami Zayn who remains positive even if the process of coming back is going to be long and complicated.