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WWE announces Cody Rhodes to miss nine months after pectoral surgery

Rhodes underwent successful surgery to reattach his right pectoral on Thursday.
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Cody Rhodes will miss nine months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right pectoral tendon, according to WWE. 

The company announced on social media on Friday that Rhodes had undergone successful surgery on Thursday, but faces "a long recovery and will be unable to compete for nine months."

The announcement echoes a tweet from Cody's wife Brandi Rhodes on Thursday, which stated that the surgery was successful. 

Rhodes suffered the torn pec while weight training last week ahead of Sunday's Hell in a Cell match against Seth Rollins. Rhodes performed at Hell in a Cell in spite of the injury, with bruising evident across his chest and right arm. 

On Monday's Raw, an injury angle was shot where Rollins attacked Rhodes with a sledgehammer, writing Rhodes out of storylines while he recovers, and giving him a built-in opponent when he is able to return. 

Rhodes re-joined WWE earlier this year after a three-year run as a talent and executive vice president in AEW. He re-debuted at WrestleMania 38, defeating Rollins in his first match back with the company.