13-time World Champion, “The Viper” Randy Orton underwent surgery last Tuesday following an injury to the knee. Orton is not on WWE’s European Tour and has not appeared on SmackDown Live since losing the title to Jeff Hardy at WWE Backlash.
It is reported that although Orton will be out of action for more than a couple of months, he is expected to be back before SummerSlam which takes place in August. One source revealed that Orton could be back in July as well.
The youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history, Orton is already on a limited live event schedule in order to give his body more time to recover between tours. It is also said that The Apex Predator wants to spend more time with his family which makes it likely for Orton to be off the current European tour regardless of his injury status.
Here is a post from Orton’s wife, Kim Orton (Kim Marie Kessler) showing her husband spending time with the kids: