Edge's Surgery Is Complete

Kendrick DavisCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  World Heavyweight Champion Edge walks to the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)


As we know Edge tore his Achilles tendon in a house show on Friday in San Diego againist Jeff Hardy.

After the match started, Hardy went after Edge in his corner. Soon as he was attempting to leapfrog Hardy, he fell to the canvas and tore his achilles. The WWE referees had to move Hardy away while doctors and EMTs attended to Edge. Smackdown Ring Announcer Justin Roberts had to call off match because of the injury, which gave Hardy the victory by forfeit. Edge took the mic and apologized to the fans.

Today, Joey Styles from WWE.com reported that Edge was getting surgery this morning in Birmingham, AL.

The doctor who performed the surgery was Dr. James Andrews, who was known for operating WWE superstars such as Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Batista, and John Cena. His other track record was consulting Patriots QB Tom Brady and has recently worked on QB Brett Favre for his attempt to come back for the 2009-10 season. He's well respected in the ranks of Sports Medicine.

The surgery took place today at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center at St. Vincent's Hospital and it was a success.

Photos from today's surgery.

The timetable for Edge's return is unknown, but he will be out until next year.

His injury puts the match at Night of Champions for the Unified Tag Team Championship between him, Y2J and Rhodes, and DiBiase in disarray. There is no decision on what will happen to the Unified Tag Team titles but we'll learn more next week when the WWE stars return from overseas.

My prediction on this situation is Edge will come back but as a face and feud with Y2J.

As for the tag team titles, it will be relinquished and there will be four tag teams who will compete for the vacant Unified Tag Team Championships. Those teams would be Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, Cryme Tyme, Hart Dynasty, William Regal, and Vladimir Kozlov. Regal and Kozlov are not a tag team, but with these guys together they could hold an alliance within.