Koscheck undergoes successful eye surgery in Boston

by Josh Gross | source: espn.com

Welterweight Josh Koscheck underwent successful surgery Monday in Boston to repair a broken orbital bone on the right side of his face, sources close to the UFC-signed fighter told ESPN.com.

Depending on his recovery, Koscheck, 33, could head home to San Jose, Calif., as soon as Thursday. He may not be able to resume training at "100 percent" for four months, said Heidi Seibert, a representative for the fighter's management company, Zinkin Entertainment.

Because of the severity of the injury, which was made worse when air pockets formed behind and under the break, Koscheck was unable to fly home. He was driven from Canada to Boston, where he was forced to postpone surgery for a week as swelling subsided.

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pmccor73 site profile image  

12/21/10 5:01 PM by pmccor73

I wonder what the final hospital bill will look like.

innovega site profile image  

12/21/10 4:45 PM by innovega

Didn't see this post coming... OHHHHHHH!

Mark Hunter site profile image  

12/21/10 3:01 PM by Mark Hunter

Took me a minute to figure that one out.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

12/21/10 12:00 PM by PrettyBoy

Good news kos makes for good fights at 170.

ohferfuxsakes site profile image  

12/21/10 11:45 AM by ohferfuxsakes

 I kinda did...i don't appreciate you calling me out like that.

Ansari site profile image  

12/21/10 11:24 AM by Ansari

Serra and Hardy gained me as a fan after fighting GSP, but Koscheck is still a douchebag.

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

12/21/10 11:18 AM by duckhuntgangsta

Kos def gained a few fans and a lot of appreciation. He could have stopped after round one and would have been ridiculed. Gaining fans while losing is always a nice consolation prize. Props to Kos.

GoodCoolMan69 site profile image  

12/21/10 10:23 AM by GoodCoolMan69

I bet during the surgery, and for the next 4 months as he recovers visibility in one eye, Kos will be thinking how GSP has no power in his hands and didn't do any damage

nstizing site profile image  

12/21/10 10:20 AM by nstizing

That whole fight I kept thinking about what Fitch said after he fought GSP, "It takes a round or so just to get used to his speed, it is hard to time him at first. You just can't take that kind of damage in the first round though, and expect to come back from it."Fully applied to Kos too. Even with Fitch there to tell him what to expect, Kos couldn't do anything about it and had the exact same result.Both of them are warriors though, and I am glad to hear Kos will be ok and able to get back to training and fighting soon enough.

Mark Hunter site profile image  

12/21/10 10:09 AM by Mark Hunter

This!! Never been a big Koscheck fan, but give the guy some credit for fuck's sake.