Several weeks ago, it was announced that Shelton Benjamin would have to postpone his return to the WWE because of a torn rotator cuff. He is expected to miss the next nine months to a year. In light of that, Benjamin has provided an update on his recovery.
2nd post op: One month after surgery. & All is looking good. The vacation is over, Cleared to begin rehab. pic.twitter.com/MjbuYylwd1
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) October 4, 2016
This is certainly encouraging news for Benjamin for his prospects of returning to the WWE. He has indicated on a few occasions that he still hopes to come back to his former employer. Benjamin is expected to be in a mentor role for the American Alpha, who have drawn some comparison to the World’s Greatest Tag Team.
It has been six years since the 41-year-old last wrestled for the WWE. He had much success being a three-time Intercontinental champion, holding the United States Championship once, and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice alongside Charlie Haas. Benjamin was a fan favorite during his last tenure because of his high-flying ability in the ring.