UFC on ESPN 11 medical suspensions: Josh Emmett, four others facing potential six-month layoff

UFC on ESPN 11 medical suspensions: Josh Emmett, four others facing potential six-month layoff

Following a “Fight of the Night” performance at UFC on ESPN 11, Josh Emmett will be headed for surgery to repair a severely damaged knee while also facing a mandatory medical suspension handed down from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Emmett suffered a complete ACL tear, an MCL sprain with partial tearing, Bakers cyst rupture, focal impact fractur of the femur on the lateral and chondral defect on the tibia laterally matching the impact area after taking a misstep in the opening seconds of his fight against Shane Burgos.

Somehow, Emmett still managed to pull off a unanimous decision win despite essentially fighting on one leg but now he’ll be forced to go under the knife to repair all the damage done.

The Nevada Commission ordered Emmett to undergo an MRI of his left knee, which was done on Monday, and now he’ll need clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or he’ll be suspended until Dec. 18. Given the wide range of injuries suffered, Emmett will likely be out until sometime in 2021 regardless of the medical suspension.

Elsewhere on the card, Roosevelt Roberts has to undergo an MRI and x-ray of his left elbow after he suffered an armbar submission loss to Jim Miller. If the results come back positive, Roberts will need clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or he’ll face a similar suspension until Dec. 18.

Tecia Torres is also facing a potential six-month layoff until December after the commission ordered her to undergo an x-ray on her left hand. If that comes back positive, she also has to get clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor to return before Dec. 18.

The same can be said for her opponent Brianna Van Buren, who has to have her right hand X-rayed following the fight. If her results come back positive, Van Buren has to gain clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor to return before Dec. 18.

Here are the full medical suspensions from UFC on ESPN 11 per the Nevada State Athletic Commission:

Curtis Blaydes: Suspended until Aug. 5, no contact until July 21 due to lip laceration.

Alexander Volkov: Suspended until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Josh Emmett: Must have MRI of left knee, if positive then must have clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or no contest until Dec. 18. Minimum suspension until July 21 with no contact until July 12.

Shane Burgos: Must have laceration under right eye cleared by doctor or no contest until Aug. 5 and no contact until July 21. Minimum suspension until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Marion Reneau: Suspended until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Belal Muhammad: Suspended until Aug. 5, no contact until July 21 due to right eyebrow laceration.

Roosevelt Roberts: Must have MRI and x-ray of left elbow, if positive must have clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or no contest until Dec. 18. Minimum suspension until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Clay Guida: Suspended until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Tecia Torres: Must have left hand X-rayed, if positive must have clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or no contest until Dec. 18. Minimum suspension until July 21 with no contact until July 12.

Brianna Van Buren: Must have right hand X-rayed, if positive must have clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or no contest until Dec. 18. Minimum suspension until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Marc-Andre Barriault: Suspended until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Oskar Piechota: Suspended until Aug. 5, no contact until July 21.

Cortney Casey: Must have right hand and wrist X-rayed, if positive must have clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor or no contest until Dec. 18. Minimum suspension until July 21 with no contact until July 12.

Justin Jaynes: Must have right superorbital laceration cleared by doctor or no contest until Aug. 5 and no contact until July 21.

Frank Camacho: Suspended until Aug. 5, no contact until July 21.

Roxanne Modafferi: Suspended until July 21, no contact until July 12.

Max Rohskopf: Suspended until Aug. 5, no contact until July 21 due to laceration above left eye.

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