<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454747" target="_blank"> Punk: I dodged a bullet with shoulder injury </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454747" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=12&y=11&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=cm-punk-phil-brooks.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>CM Punk today appeared on the MMA Hour and discussed the training injury that is expected to set back his UFC debut a few months at least:</p>
"It was one of those pops where everybody in the room just turns and looks," Punk told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
The former WWE star finished the round anyway and the session, too. Afterward, he mopped the floors as he normally would with the thought that the injury was going to set him back a great deal.
As in turns out, Punk said he "dodged a bullet." An MRI showed there was no tear of his labrum or rotator cuff. The Chicago native is hoping to do some bag work as early as this week and ease himself back into full-time training soon.
"I'd be fine if I could train, if I could do something," Punk said. "But just kind of sitting around waiting for the MRI that week was pretty miserable. Riding the bike hurt. Jumping rope hurt. But it's a lot better now."
The worst thing, Punk said, was that he felt like he was starting to figure things out more and more when the "freak injury" happened.
"It's kind of the most frustrating thing about it," he said. ... "I felt like I was turning the corner a little bit in some aspects."
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