Varner announced that he has a torn rotator cuff that will keep him out of action for a few weeks. He was scheduled to fight Pat Healy in Sacremento but as of now it is unknown if Healy will get an opponent.
I guess the word got out so I thought I’d let everyone know last weds sparring I tore my rotator cuff and will be out a few weeks! Sorry ;(
— Jamie Varner (@jamievarner) November 12, 2013
In other injury news, the bout between Court McGee and Kelvin Gastelum has been scratches as well. Gastelum tore his PCL and will be sidelined for several weeks. He will not require surgery but the fate of Court McGee is much the same as Pat Healy at the moment as no opponent has been found.
So I guess news is out. I tore my PCL and will need about 4-6 weeks recovery. Good news is I won’t need surgery. I’m really bummed tho :(
— Kelvin Gastelum (@KelvinGastelum) November 12, 2013
These injuries go along with that of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis as his bout with Josh Thomson has been postponed as he recovers.
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