That empty feeling you’ve had in the bottom of your soul for the past few weeks has been the absence of Braun Strowman from WWE Raw. The Monster Among Slightly Smaller Monsters had to have elbow surgery recently and could apparently be out of action for up to six months. That is rotten, and it stinks, and I hate it.
Last week, Strowman shared an Instagram photo of the elbow surgery in progress, because I guess you gotta do EVERYTHING for the Gram these days.
Let’s just say it looks significantly less than fun!
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Sometimes life throws you unexpected obstacles. Things will get in the way of your dreams they always do. How you handle your set backs is what makes the difference. I could sit around and think what could I have done to avoid this what did I do to deserve this. Y? Y? Y? I say to hell with that. There's no time for excuses and pity party's!!!! Every day Is a day I get the opportunity to grow stronger everyday I push myself further cause I refuse to let this slow me down. Nothing can stop me from being the best. I'll blow through this like I have every set back life has ever throw at me and continue to own my destiny!!!! This is my life and I tell what and when I'm gonna do things. #nothingcanstopme #unstoppable #braunstrowman #monsteramongmen
I hope I never have to have a surgery that requires a full-arm piercing to hold all my armguts in place, but unless I suffer a catastrophic bout of Blogger’s Elbow, I guess I don’t really have to worry about that.
And on Monday, Braun shared a post-op photo of his surgically-repaired arm, saying “This is what a shattered elbow looks like” and followed by probably the appropriate amount of exclamation points.
Yeah, that’s a grody ol’ arm, alright. Given how long I’ve been covering sports, I’m led to believe that one of the biggest upsides to any injury is sharing nasty-ass photos of all your surgical bruising and scars afterwards. So at least there’s that.
Braun, we hope you feel better soon and that you really do come back way ahead of schedule, because pro wrestling — hell, because life is better with you around and on television every week. Maybe just try not to flip over or run through any ambulance parts for a while, huh?