While speaking with Newsweek, Dr. Robert Cantu discussed the decision to medically clear Daniel Bryan to return to in-ring competition and revealed that Bryan’s brain has no prior evidence of brain injury.
“I evaluated Bryan for a neurological opinion on return to WWE on February 26, 2018. Included in his medical records were multiple evaluations by renowned concussion clinicians. I determined that Bryan is currently asymptomatic, has a normal detailed neurological and cognitive neuropsychological examination, normal EEG, and an MRI that showed no definite evidence of a prior brain injury. It is my medical opinion that there is no absolute contraindication to his return to in-ring action in WWE.”
As previously reported, Bryan received word this past Monday night that he would be cleared to return to action. He is slated to have his first match back teaming with Shane McMahon to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at WrestleMania this year. Bryan will be required to have evaluations after every match as a precautionary measure.