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WWE's Montez Ford undergoes surgery, won't miss significant time


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The Street Profits' Montez Ford has undergone surgery but isn't expected to be out of action for long.

On his social media accounts this Thursday, Ford posted a picture indicating that he was having surgery. Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that it was a voluntary surgery that's not related to an injury. Meltzer wrote that it's not something that should keep Ford out of action for any significant length of time:

It appears the injuries Ford suffered in the Otis beating on the 6/11 SmackDown were a cover story as he posted photos of him in a hospital appearing like he was getting ready for surgery on 6/24. He did get legitimate surgery, a voluntary surgery not related to an injury and not something that should keep him out of action for any significant length of time.

There was an angle on SmackDown two weeks ago where Ford was attacked by Otis and given two splashes from the middle rope. In a storyline injury update after the attack, WWE claimed that Ford "suffered a partial rib fracture and torn intercostal cartilage."

WWE later issued another storyline update where SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair said on WWE's The Bump that her husband Ford did not suffer a collapsed lung and that he was at home recovering from the rib injuries.

Ford's tag team partner Angelo Dawkins vs. Otis had been announced for last Friday's SmackDown, but Dawkins was instead attacked and beaten down by Otis before the match could get started. Otis' partner Chad Gable goaded Dawkins into the attack when he slapped Dawkins as they were in the ring.