Jeff Hardy received the worst possible news after he was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, requiring surgery and a long rehab process to fix the problem according to WWE.COM.
Hardy suffered the injury during the six-pack challenge on Raw last week.
“Jeff is dealing with a rotator cuff tear right now,” WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Stephen Daquino told WWE.COM. “It’s a full thickness tear of his supraspinatus tendon and a couple of other areas in the shoulder. He’s going to go for evaluation and probably for surgery next week.”
Hardy added that he also tore his labrum and that he initially thought he dislocated his shoulder during the match.
“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.”
The surgery is expected to take place on October 3 and rehab takes up to 9 months. However, with the long process to get back in the ring looming, Hardy told WWE.COM that he plans on being around doing other things.
“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.”