Orton’s shoulder injury worse than thought, could miss WrestleMania

Randy Orton

Randy Orton’s shoulder problems are worse than initially thought and the former WWE champion is expected to be out of action for up to six months.

“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.”

Unfortunately for Orton, the four to six month period falls in between WrestleMania next year in Dallas, meaning that most likely Orton would not be part of probably the biggest WWE event to-date.

Randy has been part of every WrestleMania since his first one at WrestleMania XX.