UFC 168 injuries and medical suspensions: Anderson Silva benched six months after shattering shankbone

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear (besides the obvious) following the carnage at UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" this past weekend in "Sin City."

The complete list of UFC 168 fighter injuries and medical suspensions for those who competed at the "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Dec. 28, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

This one was kinda obvious.

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva got benched for six months after trashing his tibia (pics) by way of checked low kick opposite Chris Weidman at the promotion's year-end mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza. "All American" escaped unscathed.

That's not all.

Josh Barnett needs to have his face inspected for damage incurred by Travis Browne's elbows of doom, Manny Gamburyan could have a bum knee following his loss to Dennis Siver and Dustin Poirier has a date with his orthopedic doctor after whipping Diego Brandao.

Here is the complete list of UFC 168 fighter injuries and their medical instructions.

Anderson Silva: Suspended six months pending orthopedic clearance on his broken leg.

Josh Barnett: Suspended six months pending clearance by oral maxilla facial surgeon or a plastic surgeon; minimum suspension with no contact 60 days.

Diego Brandao: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Dustin Poirier: Suspended six months pending clearance by an orthopedic doctor; minimum suspension 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Gleison Tibau: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial laceration.

Chris Leben: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial laceration.

Manny Gamburyan: Suspended six months pending MRI of left knee; minimum suspension 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Denis Siver: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for scalp laceration.

Bobby Voelker: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial and scalp lacerations.

William Macario: Suspended six months pending X-ray of right hand.

Estevan Payan: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Again, 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.

As crazy as it sounds, "The Spider" could be back inside the cage in just 90 days.

For more UFC 168 results, recaps, videos, reactions and other post-fight fallout, check out our "Weidman vs. Silva 2" wrap-up and link-a-thon by clicking here.

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