The doctor stoppage in Roger Huerta's recent TKO loss at the hands of Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was questioned by some, but credit the cageside physician for saving Huerta from further damage.
According to Huerta's manager Jeff Clark, the game lightweight suffered broken orbital bones in both eyes during the course of the bout.
The orbital bone is the part of the skull that houses the eye and its appendages.
"He's a little beaten up but how long he stays out really depends on the breaks," Clark told MMA Fighting. "The doctors are looking at it."
Orbital bone breaks are most often seen in sports in combat sports like MMA and boxing, along with ice hockey, and recovery times vary wildly depending on severity. Huerta's recovery time likely won't be determined for a few days as specialists do further tests, according to Clark.
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