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Johnny Gargano Offers Injury Update, Says Doctors Initially Told Him He’ll Be Out Five Or Six Weeks

Johnny Gargano is out of action, but he’s eager to return and show the world what “Johnny Wrestling” is all about.

WWE announced that Gargano is recovering from an injury during the January 10 episode of WWE RAW, and it was noted that he’ll be sidelined for a fe weeks.

Speaking on the January 10 episode of WWE’s The Bump, Gargano offered an update by noting that doctors initially told him he’ll be out for five or six weeks, but he wants to trim that recovery time as much as he can.

“I tweeted out that I injured my shoulder at a live event in Toronto, which is ironic because I came back in Toronto,” Gargano said. “That’s where I injured my shoulder. I got rammed into the steel steps, and I sprained my AC joint. Doctors say originally about five-to-six weeks. I’m going to do everything in my power to cut that time down, and that’s the most transparent I can be there. We’re gonna see what can happen, and I’m gonna work very, very hard to come back as soon as possible. [There’s] a lot of things I still want to accomplish, a lot of things I still want to do. I am far from happy with how things have gone for me recently, and I want to right those wrongs and show everyone out there; that believe in me, what Johnny Wrestling is truly capable of doing.”

Gargano was also asked about his run on WWE RAW so far, and he stated that he’s looking forward to coming back and proving the people who still believe in him right. He shared his hope that he’ll be able to return for the Royal Rumble, but he noted that he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to do so. He also expressed that he’s thankful for the medical team for protecting him from himself, as he would wrestle right now if it was up to him.

I am very excited to be able to get back in that ring and really show everyone what I’m capable of. I know there’s a lot of people out there that still believe in Johnny Wrestling, still believe in what I’m capable of, and I’m gonna prove all of them right, I promise you that. It’s Rumble season, and I know a guy like me, I pride myself on my tenacity [and] my heart. If I can get cleared for that Rumble, I’ll be super pumped. I don’t know. My doctor said five or six weeks, so I don’t know what that means. But I am very lucky that we do have a medical team that’s gonna protect me from myself. If it was up to me, I’d be out there right now, and I’d be in a whole bunch of pain [laughs]. I think that things have gone pretty well, but I’m excited to take things to the next level,” Gargano said. (H/T Fightful)

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