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Jeff Hardy reportedly takes next step toward WWE return

Will he be returning to the squared circle soon?

Former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy was reportedly in Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday to have his surgically repaired torn Labrum and torn rotator cuff evaluated in preparation for his upcoming in-ring return, according to

Hardy suffered the injury during an October episode of Monday Night RAW as part of a Six-Pack match called the timing of it "depressing," having only made his return to WWE six months prior.

He hasn't appeared on WWE television since the injury, excluding a cameo on the RAW 25 broadcast in January.

Recovery from rotator cuff surgery typically takes 4-6 months, which would mean Hardy is currently in the early range of a potential return and would allow him to compete at WrestleMania 34, although nothing is confirmed.

WWE is also set to release a "Best of the Hardy Boyz DVD" in the Spring, which would likely coincide with his return.