A 16-year-old male presents with a gunshot wound to his right upper arm. On examination, he has a wrist drop and reports loss of sensation in his radial nerve distribution. There is a 1.5cm entrance wound on the lateral aspect of the arm with a 6.8 cm stellate exit wound anteromedially. Figures A and B are the radiographs of the injury. The patient is taken to the operating room for fixation, and the radial nerve is found to be completely transected. When is the optimal timing for definitive nerve repair?