UFC 117 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Silva vs Sonnen'

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The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) recently issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 117: "Silva vs. Sonnen," which took place on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), 14 of the 22 fighters who competed on the card were flagged for follow up visits with their doctors.

Chief among them was UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, who was battered but not beaten by Chael Sonnen for nearly five full rounds. The "Spider" will be on the sidelines with a rib injury and neurological issues for up to six months, unless, of course, he can get a doctor to clear him to return sooner.

Regardless, the Brazilian must serve a mandatory 45-day medical suspension and cannot have contact for at least 30. Sonnen, meanwhile, will be shelved for at least 60 days and cannot sustain any contact during that time, either.

Rafael dos Anjos (broken jaw), as well as Stefan Struve (lower lip laceration) and Christian Morecraft (head trauma), were also singled out after sustaining their fair share of punishment inside the Octagon.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 117 injuries and their medical instructions:

Anderson Silva: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for rib injury and neurological follow up.

Chael Sonnen: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for lacerations.

Rafael dos Anjos: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for broken jaw.

Roy Nelson: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for "hard bout."

Junior dos Santos: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for right cheek laceration.

Dustin Hazelett: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons -- needs a new physical.

Phil Davis: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for possible broken hand.

Charlie Brenneman: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons -- needs a new physical.

Tim Boetsch: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for left facial lacerations, additional six-month suspension (broken thumb) unless cleared by a physician.

Todd Brown: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for laceration.

Stefan Struve: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for lower lip laceration.

Christian Morecraft: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for eyebrow lacerations, additional six-month suspension (head trauma) unless cleared by a physician.

Ben Saunders: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for "hard bout."

Dennis Hallman: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for left cheek laceration.

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 UFC 117: "Silva vs. Sonnen" results and play-by-play coverage of the televised main card click here and here.

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