UFC 99 medical suspensions and injuries for 'TheComeback'

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner recently issued medical suspensions for the UFC 99 event that took place this past Saturday at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13, revealing that 11 fighters in all will have to sit out of action.

Ratner served as the event's regulator operating under the guidelines of the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the absence of an overseas regulatory body.

Not surprisingly, Mustapha Al-Turk will be taking some time off for the grisly eye poke he suffered at the hands of Mirko Filipovic during their heavyweight clash. Al-Turk is eligible to return no sooner than July 29 pending clearance by an ophthalmologist.

Also on the shelf is welterweight Marcus Davis following the facial injuries he received in his unanimous decision loss to Dan Hardy. "The Irish Hand Grenade" is out of action until August 13 with a mandatory face X-Ray required before he can return.

In fact out of all twelve bouts on the card, only Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno and Paul Kelly vs. Roli Delgado escaped without sending at least one fighter to the injured reserves.

Here’s the complete list of injuries and their medical instructions:

Rich Franklin — Left foot injury (X-Ray required): Suspended until July 14 with medical clearance, December 5 without.

Cain Velasquez — Precautionary reasons: Suspended until July 14.

Cheick Kongo –- Precautionary reasons: Suspended until July 29.

Mustapha Al-Turk — Eye injury: Suspended until July 29 with medical clearance, December 5 without.

Mike Swick — Right hand injury (X-Ray required): Suspended until July 14 with medical clearance, December 5 without.

Marcus Davis — Facial injuries (X-Ray required): Suspended until August 13 with medical clearance, December 5 without.

Terry Etim — Facial injuries (X-Ray required): Suspended until August 13 with medical clearance, December 5 without.

Dale Hartt — Shoulder and eye injuries (X-Ray, MRI and CAT Scan required): Suspended until August 13 with medical clearance, December 5 without.

Paul Taylor — Precautionary reasons: Suspended until July 14.

Stefan Struve — Precautionary reasons: Suspended until August 13.

Rick Story — Precautionary reasons: Suspended until July 14.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters can often return to action much quicker after obtaining medical clearance from a doctor. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

For complete UFC 99 results and coverage click here.

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