David Shoemaker, author of The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling, noted on his Twitter that he’s heard Daniel Bryan needs Tommy John surgery and will be out at least 3 more months. Shoemaker also is a journalist for Grantland.com and Deadspin.com. He wrote:
“I’m hearing Daniel Bryan needs Tommy John surgery and will be out at least 3 more months.”
Tommy John Surgery is a procedure where the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from somewhere else in the body. The procedure is common among athletes, especially baseball players. It was named after the first baseball player to undergo the surgery, former MLB pitcher Tommy John.