UFC 117 Medical Report Confirms Anderson Silva’s Rib Injury

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In the aftermath of UFC 117 Anderson Silva claimed that he had damaged his ribs prior to the fight which had hindered his performance.

At the time some people doubted his claims, but the medical report for the event has now been released and indicates that Silva did indeed have a suspected rib fracture.

A few days after the fight word emerged from his camp that Silva will now take time out to rest and heal up, and will come back to defend his title in 2011. According to Chael Sonnen when he does so he will get an immediate rematch.

See the full list of medical suspensions resulting from the event below.

– Anderson Silva was suspended for 180 days unless he has a possible rib fracture X-Rayed and cleared by a physician. He was also suspended for 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, and needs neurological clearance and a head CT.

– Chael Sonnen was suspended for 60 days, with no contact for 60 days, for a laceration.

– Rafael dos Anjos was suspended for 180 days unless he has a possible rib fracture X-Rayed and cleared by a physician. He must also have a head/jaw CT cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon.

– Junior Dos Santos was suspended for 60 days unless he has a right cheek laceration cleared by a physician.

– Roy Nelson was suspended for 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, for a hard bout.

– Dustin Hazelett was suspended for 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, for a TKO, and needs a new physical.

– Phil Davis was suspended for 180 days unless he has a possible right fifth metacarpal fracture cleared by a physician.

– Charlie Brenneman was suspended for 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, and needs a new physical.

– Tim Boetsch was suspended for 60 days unless he has a left facial laceration cleared by a physician, and was suspended for 180 days unless he has a right thumb fracture cleared by a physician.

– Todd Brown was suspended for 60 days unless he has a laceration cleared by a physician.

– Stefan Struve was suspended 60 days unless he has a lower lip laceration cleared by a physician.

– Christian Morecraft was suspended for 180 days due to a hard bout and is required to get a head CT. He was also suspended 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, for a TKO, and was suspended 60 days unless he has a right eyebrow laceration cleared by a physician.

– Dennis Hallman was suspended for 60 days unless he has a left cheek laceration cleared by a physician.

– Ben Saunders was suspended for 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, due to a hard fight.

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