WWE Superstar Bayley recently spoke to PWInsider to offer an update on her shoulder injury, her rehabilitation process, and when she believes she’ll return to the ring. The former RAW Women’s Champ suffered the injury during her match with Nia Jax on RAW last month. She was scheduled to challenge Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Title at SummerSlam this weekend, however, she has been forced out of that contest due to the injury.
Bayley stated that she has never suffered an injury that has sidelined her from performing before, and she is taking things day by day. She also noted that she currently has no idea how long she will be out:
“I just started physical therapy. So, for right now, I’ve never had an injury before that’s kept me out before, so I’m kind of taking it day to day. I’m not really sure how long [I will be out]. If it’s a couple of [weeks] or if it’s a few months of what’s it going to be right now, but it’s separated, it’s a grade-two separation. It’s like the AC joint and the ligaments and all that stuff, so it’s not easy.”
Although her rehabilitation process has only just begun, the “Hugger” claims to have already seen improvement in her movement:
“Just within the past couple of weeks – I think it’s been two weeks now – I’ve actually been able to move it a little bit and the swelling has gone down a lot. So, the motion is coming back a little bit more, but it’s more about getting the strength and being able to lift my arm in front of me. Like I can’t do my own hair and it’s really hard to do certain things, but I’m just trying to get back as soon as possible, but at a safe pace as well.”