WSOF 4 injuries and medical suspensions: CSAC sits six for Ontario ouchies

Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Not everyone left the WSOF cage in one piece.

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) today made available the list of injuries and medical suspensions for those fighters who competed at the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 4: "Spong vs. DeAnda" event last Saturday night (Aug. 10, 2013) at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

And it looks like someone at the CSAC is erring on the side of caution.

A total of six fighters were sat for up to six months, following injuries sustained at last weekend's mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza, including Gesias Cavalcante and Tyson Griffin, as well as Gerald Harris, Antonio McKee, John Robles and Victor Valenzuela.

Occupational hazards when your job is getting beat up for a living.

Brandon Hempleman: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) following a forehead laceration.
Ray Sefo: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
Gesias Cavalcante: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) following knee injury.
Tyson Griffin: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) following neck injury.
Gerald Harris: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) following possible hand fracture.
Lewis Gonzalez: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) following eyelid laceration.
Antonio McKee: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) following vision loss (right eye).
John Robles: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) following possible shoulder, knee and elbow injuries.
Victor Valenzuela: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) following possible knee injury.

All 18 combatants were suspended for seven days for precautionary reasons, but it should be noted that many 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 WSOF 4 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the main card action click here.


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