UFC 66 Medical Suspensions: Liddell possibly out untilJune

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently released its official results and medical suspensions for UFC 66. Looking at the list of battered warriors, the health of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell is the most notable concern.

In the post-fight press conference, we learned that Chuck injured a tendon in his finger on Tito's "big head" (that's from Tito himself, not me). It was also revealed that he sustained a knee injury, which is the reason he may have looked a little off (I felt that way anyway in the wake of UFC 66).

As a result, Liddell has been suspended until June 30, pending doctor's approval for both injuries. Essentially, that means Chuck is on the shelf for six months unless he can heal and have a doctor clear him to fight sooner.

Keep in mind, these medical suspensions are often on the safe side. So, we'll probably see the champ back in the Octagon well before June.

However, even if Liddell is cleared today, the soonest he can return is February 15 and he's under "no contact" orders until January 30.

Sounds like it's time to party ... as if he hasn't started already.

Here are the rest of the UFC 66 walking wounded:

Tito Ortiz is suspended until March 2 and no contact until February 15 [insert Jenna joke here].

Forrest Griffin is suspended until January 31 and Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz is suspended until January 31 and no contact until January 22.

Eric Schafer is suspended until March 2 and no contact until February 15 because of a lip laceration.

Tony De Souza is suspended until March 2 and no contact until February 15.

Rory Singer is suspended until June 30 (or until he receives doctor's approval) because of a right elbow injury. He must have right elbow x-rayed and cleared if he wants to return sooner. At the very least, he is suspended until January 31 and no contact until January 22.

Christian Wellisch is suspended until January 31 and no contact until January 22.

Anthony Perosh is suspended until March 2 and no contact until February 15.

To read the official UFC 66 document from the NSAC click here.

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