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UFC on ESPN 9 injuries, medical suspensions: Tyron Woodley needs doctor’s clearance to return to action

UFC on ESPN 9 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the “Woodley vs. Burns” event this past weekend (Sat., May 30, 2020) from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been released by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Leading the way in mandated medical suspensions is Spike Carlyle, who was hit with a six-month sit (or get cleared by a doctor) and ordered to get an MRI on his knee after banging it up during his war against Billy Quarantillo.

As far as Tyron Woodley — who suffered a big gash over his left eye during his five-round beatdown at the hands of Gilbert Burns — he must also be medically cleared to return to action. Otherwise, no contact until July 15, 2020.

Here is the complete list of injuries and suspensions.

  • Tyron Woodley: Must have left eyebrow laceration cleared by doctor or no contest until July 15. No contact until June 30.
  • Gilbert Burns: Suspended until June 30 with no contact until June 21
  • Augusto Sakai: Suspended until June 30 with no contact until June 21
  • Blagoy Ivanov: Suspended until June 30 with no contact until June 21
  • Billy Quarantillo: Suspended until June 30 with no contact until June 21.
  • Spike Carlyle: Must have MRI on his left knee and be cleared by an orthopedic or sport medicine doctor or no contest until Nov. 27. Minimum suspension until June 30 with no contact until June 21.
  • Brok Weaver: Suspended until June 30, no contact until June 21
  • Antonina Shevchenko: Suspended until June 30, no contact until June 21
  • Klidson Abreu: Suspended until July 15, no contact until June 30.
  • Tim Elliott: Suspended until June 30, no contact until June 21
  • Louis Smolka: Suspended until June 30, no contact until June 21
  • Vince Morales: Must have right orbital fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or no contact until Nov. 27. Minimum suspension until July 15 with no contact until June 30.

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. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

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