If Jimmy Uso is ever going to get a legitimate push into singles action, now would be the time. WWE announced Tuesday that Jey Uso would miss up to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a shoulder dislocation suffered at WrestleMania 31.
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Jey Uso Out 6 Months
Tuesday, April 14
WWE physician Dr. Stephen Daquino confirmed one half of the former tag team champions underwent a successful surgery last week.
“At WrestleMania, Jey suffered an anterior shoulder dislocation on the left arm, which was later evaluated back in Florida,” Dr. Daquino said. "It looks like [his] return is estimated [at] about six months.”
Uso, 29, had been dealing with a shoulder injury dating back to a SmackDown taping in March. He was able to stay in action through WrestleMania 31 but was reinjured early in the contest, leaving his brother Jimmy to fend for himself for much of the match. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd were victorious in the Fatal 4-Way match, which also included The New Day and Los Matadores.
It'll be interesting to see how WWE Creative plans to handle Jey's absence. The duo, members of the legendary Anoaʻi family legacy, have been paired since their arrival in developmental. They are two-time tag team champions but haven't done much in singles action, which could set up Jimmy for a push between now and Jey's return.
At the very least, there will be a massive gap in the tag team division given the Usos' prevalence since arriving on the main roster.
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