UFC Fight Night 16 injuries and medical suspensions; CoreyHill out up to 18 months

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MMAmania.com today received the list of medical suspensions from the North Carolina Boxing Authority in the wake of UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops" from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville on December 10.

Of course, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 alum, Corey Hill, is the most serious case on the list. He sustained a gruesome leg fracture in the second round of his preliminary bout against Dale Hartt. Today he underwent surgery to repair the damage at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

According to an update on UFC.com, Hill is "handling the injury well and is in good spirits." He will be on the mend for about 12 to 18 months. All things considered, it's great news to hear that it appears he will make a full recovery.

Razak Al-Hassan -- who refused to tap from a tight Steve Cantwell armbar -- was treated for a dislocated elbow and released from the hospital. It's safe to say that his situation could have been much worse based on the graphic video replays of the submission.

He has been slapped with an indefinite medical suspension and will be unable to return until he receives medical clearance from and orthopedic surgeon.

Here’s the rest of the "Fight for the Troops" injuries and their medical instructions:

Brandon Wolff -- Suspended for at least 45 days because of a head contusion/hematoma

Nate Loughran -- Suspended for at least 30 days because of lacerations.

Jonathan Goulet -- Suspended for at least 60 days. He must have his left elbow x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic physician before returning to action.

Yoshiyuki Yoshida -- Suspended for at least 90 days because of a severe concussion.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

For complete results and coverage of UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops" click here and here.

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