In an interview with PWInsider, The Hugger explained what exactly is going on with her tough luck injury.
"I just started physical therapy. So, for right now, I've never had an injury before that's kept me out before, so I'm kind of taking it day to day. I'm not really sure how long. If it's a couple of months or if it's a few months or what's it going to be right now. But, it's separated, it's a grade-two separation. It's like the AC joint and the ligaments and all that stuff, so it's not easy," she said.
On a positive note, it sounds like Bayley will be avoiding surgery. However, she still remains physically limited.
"Just within the past couple of weeks, I think it's been two weeks now, I've actually been able to move it a little bit and the swelling has gone down a lot. So, the motion is coming back a little bit more, but it's more about getting the strength and being able to lift my arm in front of me. Like I can't do my own hair and it's really hard to do certain things, but I'm just trying to get back as soon as possible, but at a safe pace as well," she admitted.
Bayley's injury came at an inopportune time, to say the least. As of two weeks ago, she was set to fight Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam for the RAW Women's Championship. After being medically ruled out for competition, WWE had to rapidly audible. In Bayley's place will be Sasha Banks.
Banks punched her ticket to SummerSlam just this Monday after she beat Nia Jax to earn her number 1 contendership. Frankly, Banks vs. Bliss will be the better program for WWE. Aside from being exceptional talents, Bliss and Banks are rumored to be on bad terms backstage. This adds yet another layer of intrigue to an already compelling plat form. For Bayley, she'll be left on the sidelines, though for how long remains unknown.