Joe Soto's career on the line with eye injury

by Ken Pishna | source:

Bellator's Joe Soto, likely in his title losing fight with Joe Warren, suffered a detached retina and was undergoing surgery at the time of publication of this article.

Following the knockout loss to Warren, Soto started to develop black spots before his eyes, smaller at first, but growing larger as the days went by, according to his manager, Tom Call. Luckily, his fight team’s doctor, Gary Furness, immediately pressed him to go see a specialist.

This morning, less than 24 hours later, Soto was rushed into surgery to repair a severely detached retina.

Doctors warned that Soto would likely have to sit on the sidelines for roughly a year after this initial surgery and then be faced with a follow-up procedure due to the severity of his injury. Following the second surgery, there is a window of recovery of about six months, then he’ll know whether or not he can continue fighting or not.

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WRESTLENOW site profile image  

9/30/10 5:40 PM by WRESTLENOW

damn, detached retina is no joke, that can end your career in one fell swoop. no vision = no fights.

Augie Max site profile image  

9/30/10 3:42 PM by Augie Max

My God this Joe Warren!

Carl Weathers site profile image  

9/30/10 3:40 PM by Carl Weathers

 It seems like it's always the same story with eye problems "I'm gonna wait until it's really bad to get it checked out"

Scarred site profile image  

9/30/10 3:39 PM by Scarred

That being said i hope Soto can make a speedy comeback.

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9/30/10 3:37 PM by Scarred

Damn you Warren, you ruined one of my favourite fighters in bellator.

thenaturalbone site profile image  

9/30/10 3:33 PM by thenaturalbone

Wow. That really sucks. Two good fighters lately have had that happen to them. Best wishes....