The 'Ides of March' actor was spotted with his arm in a sling when he took girlfriend Stacy Keibler to see an NFL game in Baltimore, Maryland.
Despite the Hollywood star being a Cincinnati Bengals fan, Stacy was delighted to see the Baltimore Ravens – who she used to be a cheerleader for – beat George's team, even though he only underwent the surgery "two days ago".
Writing on her twitter page, the former WWE Diva said: "You know it's love when your boyfriend has elbow surgery two days ago and takes you to a Ravens game ... especially when he's a Bengals fan."
He said: "I started to think, 'I may have to do something drastic about this'. I was in a hospital bed unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you're having a stroke.
"You don't want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, start the engine. I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive."