WWE announced yesterday and on Raw that Braun Strowman would be out for “up to 6 months” with a “shattered elbow.” Strowman did actually undergo elbow surgery, but the truth is that he will likely be back in about two months.

Dave Meltzer claimed on Wrestling Observer Radio that the six month absence is a work and Braun Strowman is expected back in July and will likely face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam.

Pro Wrestling Sheet, which originally broke the Strowman injury story last week, also claims that he will still only be out for 4-8 weeks.

WWE is likely doing the six-month storyline to make Strowman seem like even more of a “monster” when he returns early from a “devastating” injury like a “shattered elbow.”

Strowman was originally rumored to be facing Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire in July, but he will likely be replaced by either Seth Rollins or Finn Balor, who will be part of the Fatal 5-Way match at Extreme Rules along with Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe.