Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As noted earlier here on the website, WWE developmental talent Richie Steamboat, son of WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is scheduled to undergo back surgery soon. Dr. Joseph Maroon out of Pittsburgh will be handling the surgery. He has been out of action for months with back problems.
According to sources, Steamboat's injury was serious enough to where they didn't know if he would be able to continue. He will be out of action for months.