Bad News Barrett undergoes surgery on injured shoulder
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bad News Barrett went under the knife on Tuesday to repair his injured shoulder, suffered when he was thrown into a barricade by Jack Swagger on the June 27 edition of SmackDown. The surgery was performed by Dr. Jeff Dugas in Birmingham.
“ Bad News Barrett underwent a ligament reconstruction in his shoulder, as well as a distal clavicle resection, where the end of the collar bone is shaved off,” WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said. “The operation went very well, he’s resting comfortably.”
The untimely injury cost Barrett the Intercontinental Championship and an opportunity at the Money in the Bank contract this past Sunday. Now, the surly Brit will be out of action as he waits for his surgically repaired shoulder to fully heal, so he can pummel his foes with the Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow once again. Once he is cleared to return to the squared circle, it will only be bad news for the rest of the WWE roster.