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TNA News: Ric Flair has surgery to repair torn rotator cuff, background on original injury

Apr 22, 2011 - 3:13:38 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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TNA wrestler Ric Flair had rotator cuff surgery on his shoulder this week after being written out of storylines at the Lockdown PPV.

On Impact Thursday night, TNA used Robert Roode's armbar on Flair during the Lethal Lockdown match to write off Flair.

Flair, who is 62-years-old, already delayed the surgery in February wanting to make it to the end of the Fortune vs. Immortal feud, but only wrestled one match on TV after the original injury in January.

Since the injury is considered significant, Flair's progress in physical therapy following surgery will likely determine when he's able to return to action.

Flair injured his shoulder three months ago on TNA's U.K. Tour. In a match against Doug Williams, Flair came off the top rope for his trademark bump when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder.

Flair is usually able to protect himself by taking the bump on his side, but he landed directly on his shoulder, leading to injury.

[Torch art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch.com]


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