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Strikeforce Challengers 15 medical suspensions

Posted by Jason Kelly on April 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM



Five fighters from this past weekend's Strikeforce Challengers 15 event face medical suspensions of up to 180 days.

 

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission.

In addition to headliner Justin Wilcox, main-card fighter Wayne Philips and preliminary-card competitors Anthony Avila, Raul Sandoval and Tommy Peterson also could be out of action for up to six months.

 

Wilcox (possible broken right hand), Phillips (nasal fracture), Avila (possible right-hand fracture and right-eyebrow laceration), Sandoval (ruptured distal bicep) and Peterson (fractured nose) all can be cleared early by a physician.

 

Other suspensions include:

Rodrigo Damm: Suspended for 60 days with no contact in training for 60 days due to left-eyelid and forehead lacerations

David Douglas: Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days for precautionary reasons/possible concussion

Scott Lighty: Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a scalp laceration, though he can be cleared early by a physician; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons

James Terry: Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a right-eyelid laceration, though he can be cleared early by a physician

Josh Thornburg: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons

Damion Douglas: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons



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