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Edge undergoes surgery for torn triceps


Edge has undergone surgery for the torn triceps that he suffered while taping his Backlash match against Randy Orton.

Prior to tonight's Raw, WWE officially announced that Edge suffered a torn triceps and is rehabbing at home after undergoing surgery:

WWE Digital has confirmed that Edge suffered a torn triceps as a result of injuries sustained during The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. Edge has undergone successful surgery and is currently rehabbing at home.

The Rated-R Superstar faced Randy Orton in a grueling test of in-ring skills at WWE Backlash. Both competitors were pushed to the brink, but The Viper prevailed over his former friend in the highly intense match.

Stay tuned to WWE digital and social platforms for more information as the story develops

Dave Meltzer confirmed yesterday that Edge had suffered a torn triceps while filming the Backlash match earlier this month. "A torn triceps is usually an injury that requires about eight months or so of recovery time and surgery," Meltzer wrote. "Obviously because WWE did not want out that the match was taped, that when Edge and Orton were doing media, they couldn't talk about the injury. The injury, whether he will undergo surgery and the time frame of his return are likely to be talked about over the next few days after the match airs."

Backlash was Edge's third match since returning to the ring after being forced to retire in 2011. He appeared as an entrant in this year's men's Royal Rumble match in January and then defeated Orton in their last man standing match at WrestleMania 36.

An appearance by Orton will kick off Raw tonight.