WWE Hall of Famer Edge tore his tricep three months ago when he was battling Randy Orton as part of The Greatest Wrestling Match at Backlash.
The Viper has since been forced to step into a feud with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, while Edge has headed off for surgery and physical therapy following the procedure.
Edge recently spoke to Busted Open Radio, where he admitted that a decade ago this would have been a much easier injury to come back from but at 46 years old, The Rated R Superstar is struggling.
“I mean, I don’t know. It’s a learning process because I’m going to be 47 next month, so I didn’t know how I heal from injuries, surgeries [and] things like that. It’s a slow process. I’m not going to lie. The triceps is a different thing. I got back from an Achilles in six months, but I was 35 doing that, so at 10 plus years, I don’t know. It’s a different thing. You don’t realize how much your triceps is involved in almost everything you do in terms of arm movement.
“So, I don’t know yet. I know it’s a lot slower than I thought it was going to be because I just have this mentality of, ‘Right. No big deal. Surgery, PT and we grind through it, we break down the scar tissue and off we go.’ So, I don’t know if it’s the injury itself [or] if it’s I’m a little older, I don’t know what it is, but it’s not as fast as I would’ve liked.”
“Well, we just haven’t gone to explosive stuff yet. So, we don’t really know. It’s three months out, so I don’t know. Maybe, I’m just impatient. I think it’s really what it is more than anything. I just assume by three months, I should be almost ready to go and that’s not the case.”
There have recently been rumors suggesting that Randy Orton could be set to win the Championship from Drew McIntyre. This could then lead to a match between The Legend Killer and The Rated R Superstar at WrestleMania 37.