Mr. Kennedy hyped WrestleMania and discussed his injury in an interview with the Miami Herald.
“Dr. [James] Andrews did my surgery and said it was going to be a long, slow road to recovery, about six months,” Kennedy said. “Right now my projected return date is February 28, but I could end up coming back early, or it could take a little bit longer than that, but I’m hoping for an early return. I feel pretty good. I’ve been rehabbing on my own, and I’ve been working out everyday in the gym. Obviously, I’m chomping at the bit. I hate being off for this long. It’s nice to have a little bit of a break, but to be off this much is a bummer.”
Kennedy also made it clear that he prefers working on the Smackdown side. ”
Raw’s a little more competitive, and there’s a lot more depth on Raw as far as a lot of the top stars are over there, and it is the flagship show for WWE,” Kennedy said. “For an up-n-comer, it was a little bit different experience, and I was glad that I had that experience. I’m also very, very glad to be back over on SmackDown, working with Michael Hayes who is the lead writer for SmackDown and head of creative.”