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What's The Latest With Cody Rhodes' Recovery From Gruesome Injury?

WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes' torn pectoral muscle was on full display during his Hell in a Cell match against Seth Rollins, after which he needed surgery.

By Ethan Absler
Cody Rhodes leaning against the ropes in pain

After a violent and frenetic pair of blockbuster matches against Seth Rollins, the newly returned Cody Rhodes tore his pectoral muscle clean off his breastbone while training for their third and final match of the trilogy at Hell in a Cell.

Cody being the true superstar that he is, wrestled inside the Cell that following week in Chicago, however, he was sporting a nasty bruise that turned almost the entire right side of his body purple.

In one of the toughest and most heartfelt performances in WWE history, The American Nightmare defeated Seth Rollins once again, this time with essentially one arm. The next night on RAW, Rhodes revealed that he would need to step away from WWE to get surgery on his torn pec, but hopes to be back sooner and stronger than ever.

The Architect simply couldn’t face losing for a third time to a man with one arm and emerged from backstage to jump Cody one last time. He thrust a sledgehammer into the injured chest of Rhodes before leaving to a symphony of boos from the WWE Universe.

Since that night, Cody has been relatively quiet about his recovery process. We know he had successful surgery, but apart from that, we know almost nothing.

WWE.com recently released an exclusive video that not only recapped Rhodes’ injury but finally gave us some insight into his recovery process.

The video shows Rhodes in rehab and confirmed once again that his surgery was successful. He briefly talked about his return and the pressure he's feeling to come back as soon as possible in the best shape of his life.

“I’ve never been patient in my career. A lot of trust has been put into me to do this right. I’m going to do it for me, I’m gonna do it for my family and I’m gonna do it for you,” said Rhodes.

It's only been three months since Rhodes stepped away from WWE to rehab his injury, but fans are already clamoring for his return.

You can catch WWE Raw Mondays at 8/7c on USA Network, and WWE NXT on Tuesdays at 8/7c. And watch more WWE content on Peacock now. 

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