August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Miesha Tate (white shorts) fights Julie Kedzie (black shorts) in their Strikeforce MMA Women's Bantamweight Bout at the Valley View Casino Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Strikeforce medical suspensions and injuries for the "Rousey vs. Kaufman" event on Aug. 18, 2012, in San Diego were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime telecast last night at the Valley View Casino Center.
Julie Kedzie is facing 180 days on the pine unless she's cleared by a doctor for a left shoulder rotator cuff injury. She was submitted in the third round of her bantamweight battle against Miesha Tate, who will also take a 45 day vacation.
Joining them on the injured reserves is Ovince St. Preux, who is out for 180 days thanks to a thumb injury suffered in his victory over T.J. Cook, who was knocked out clean. Naturally, Cook will also be out for no less than 45 days due to the knockout but he'll also need clearance from a doctor for a possible neck injury.
But that's not all.
Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" medical suspensions and injuries (via Bloody Elbow):
Derek Brunson: Suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for knockout
Lumumba Sayers: Suspended 60 days (no contact for 60 days) for cuts on right eye and left scalp
T.J. Cook: Suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for knockout and indefinitely or until cleared by doctor for possible neck fracture
Ovince St. Preux: Suspended 180 days (no contact for 180 days) for painful left thumb injury
Julie Kedzie: Suspended 180 days (no contact for 180 days) or until cleared by doctor for possible left shoulder rotator cuff injury.
Miesha Tate: Suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for hard bout.
Keith Berry: Suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for TKO and indefinitely or until cleared by doctor for hyper extension to left knee.
Hiroko Yamanaka: Suspended for 60 days (no contact for 60 days) for cut to right interior eye.
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.