Elvis Sinosic: 'I will most likely need a complete shoulder reconstruction'

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"I injured my shoulder severely on the weekend during my last sparring session ... it just escalated to the point that it was too much. I just was not able to use my right shoulder/arm to it’s full ability. Once I learned of the extent of the damage I informed the UFC. They arranged their own doctor to look at it, organized for a cortisone shot. The cortisone shot did not help at all sadly. It turns out that I have a couple of underlying problems with my shoulder. Basically I have tendinitis, bone spurs which have lead to chronic Osteoathritis and on top of that Adhesive Capsulitis, known as "frozen shoulder". There could also be further damage but I will need an MRI or key hole surgery to determine the full extent. The specialist informed me that I had about 40-50% use of my right arm. It was very emotional, I was very upset. I felt extremely disappointed and felt like I was letting a lot of people down. It was a very difficult decision to make. The next step is to follow up with my surgeon and look into my surgery options. I was informed that key hole surgery will alleviate a lot of my problems but not give me one-hundred percent use of the shoulder. Key hole surgery will also help determine the extent of any further damage. I will most likely need a complete shoulder reconstruction, if not now, at least down the track."

Australian MMA pioneer Elvis Sinosic (8-11-2) talks about the shoulder injury that forced him to withdraw from the UFC 110 event last Saturday night (Feb. 20) at the Acer Arena in Sydney. The "King of Rock n Rumble" was scheduled to rematch Chris Haseman on the undercard of the event; however, the UFC was unable to find a suitable replacement and chose to scrap the bout altogether. The UFC has talked about returning to the Outback next year and even make it an annual stop but with Sinosic's lingering injuries this may have been the last chance the 39-year-old fighter had to mix it up inside the Octagon since parting ways with the promotion on the heels of his UFC 70 loss to Michael Bisping.

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