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Daniel Bryan undergoes successful neck surgery

Daniel Bryan undergoes successful neck surgery

An update on Daniel Bryan: SmackDown, May 16, 2014

A special update on WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan's surgery.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan underwent successful surgery to repair a lingering neck injury Thursday morning, WWE.com learned. 

After being diagnosed with the nerve issue in his neck by WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann, Bryan underwent a minimally invasive microsurgical procedure known as a cervical foraminotomy to decompress the nerve root. The surgery was performed by world-renowned neurosurgeon and sports medicine expert Dr. Joseph Maroon. WWE.com was not able to get an official timetable for Daniel Bryan's return, but can confirm that the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is out of surgery and doing well, with strength already returning to his hands.

Stay with WWE.com for updates on Bryan's health and recovery.

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