For years now Braun Strowman has been one of the top stars in the WWE, but he’s been out of action for some time now due to injury. The Monster Among Men had to undergo a cervical fusion on his C4 and C5 and he recently told News 18 that he had his five month check-up.

According to Braun Strowman he’s been cleared to start lifting weights again. He also noted that he’ll be going back for another check up after the first of the year and then his plan is to start getting back into ring shape.

When asked about a potential return at the WWE Royal Rumble, Braun Strowman didn’t rule it out, but also made it clear that he’s listening to his doctors and taking their advice seriously.

“You know when I’m back. Just know that. I don’t know yet; if I could be back in Rumble, that’d be great. But like I said, I’m at the mercy of the doctors and what they say. I’m listening to them because this was a very serious injury that I had. So slow and steady as the process on the company is so supportive behind me and stuff. I’m staying busy now. Normally, I probably wouldn’t be here right now doing this if it wasn’t for that. You always take the glass half full line, find your blessings and everything. So now that I’m out with the surgery, I’ve gotten cleared to be able to travel and stuff. So now they’re going to send me around doing all the media stuff. So that’s why I’m here. So it’s an unbelievable blessing to be able to continue to work, do what I love, and get the output, and reaction on people’s faces.”

Stay tuned for more updates on Braun Strowman’s return as they become available.