Erik of The Viking Raiders took to Twitter earlier today to reveal he has undergone surgery on his left arm. The procedure involved the removal of a surgical screw, which had been causing him pain for some time.
Today I had hardware removed from my cyborg arm. I’ve been putting off this surgery for a long time and just worked thru the pain and limitations caused by a surgical screw protruding into my triceps.
Thanks to the wonderful Dr Dugas, I’m excited to come back at full strength. pic.twitter.com/9iwOr8jZKE
— Erik (@Erik_WWE) October 6, 2020
Erik had been appearing as a singles competitor in recent weeks as a result of The Viking Raiders being on hiatus. He was last seen in a losing effort to Riddick Moss on last week’s episode of Main Event. Moss himself revealed yesterday that he has been competing with a torn ACL for the last two months.
The Raiders have been out of action since early September when Ivar sustained a cervical injury during an 8 man tag team match on Raw. He underwent surgery shortly after and posted this update on his recovery to social media on 24th September.
Little over a week post surgery, the road to recovery has begun!!! I can't say Thank you enough to everyone for all the love and support, it has been unbelievably humbling. Better, Stronger, Healthier here I come! 💕🍗🤘 https://t.co/7IyYEJYuZo
— Ivar (@Ivar_WWE) September 24, 2020
With Ivar already out of action for an extended period, now would have been seen as the perfect time for Erik to attend to any nagging issues.
Since signing for WWE in January 2018, the pair formerly known as War Machine have won both the NXT and Raw Tag Team Titles. Having previously enjoyed success in New Japan and Ring Of Honour.
At time of writing there is no timetable for when to expect the team to return.