By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE announced that Randy Orton underwent surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. “I’ve known I needed the surgery since late last year, but I’ve been waiting for the right time to get my knee cleaned out,” Orton told WWE.com. “Right now was the right time.”
Powell’s POV: Hell, yeah, summer is the right time! Er, um, WWE did not specify how long Orton would be out of action. The typical recovery time for surgery to repair a meniscus tear is said to be three months. So perhaps Orton will be back for SummerSlam. Perhaps the surgery helps explain why Jeff Hardy pinned Orton clean at the WWE Backlash event.
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