Cody Rhodes is now on the “road to recovery” after having undergone successful surgery to repair his torn pectoral tendon.
At WWE Hell In A Cell, Cody Rhodes displayed horrifying purple bruising, having completely torn his pectoral tendon before the event even began. That he still wrestled Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins was admirable in itself, as was his appearance and Rollins-initiated assault on the following night’s Raw.
Brandi Rhodes has now issued an update on ‘The American Nightmare’ following his surgery, confirming that Rhodes’ surgery was a success, while revealing the severity of the injury:
“The doctor just repaired Cody’s pectoral tendon which was torn completely off the bone. Successful surgery. He is on the road to recovery now.”
The doctor just repaired Cody's pectoral tendon which was torn completely off the bone. Successful surgery. He is on the road to recovery now.
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) June 10, 2022
The reveal of Cody Rhodes’ inhumane bruising during Sunday’s event drew audible gasps, as well as criticism that Cody was still wrestling in the first place. This decision was made entirely by the former AEW TNT Champion, who didn’t want to let anyone down.
Monday’s Raw saw Cody written off WWE programming as Seth Rollins ambushed him in a sledgehammer-assisted fury. WWE followed this up by announcing that Cody Rhodes would need nine months off to recover, potentially ruling him out of creative plans for WrestleMania 39 next April.
It’s worth noting that this nine-month stretch, which was reported officially on Friday Night SmackDown as opposed to a simple post online, could be done to throw fans off the scent. John Cena returned from a similar injury in just four months to win the 2008 Royal Rumble match; this fate could allow Cody Rhodes to win the 2023 Rumble match if he’s lucky.