Velasquez won't need shoulder surgery, or maybe he will?


Following his title defense against Junior Dos Santos, it looked as though UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez would need shoulder surgery, however that doesn't seem to be the case:

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez should be able to avoid surgery for his injured left shoulder, according to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.

Velasquez suffered a partial tear in his labrum during his last fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 166, but it is expected to heal with rehab. He will return to his doctor in a couple of weeks to figure out a timetable for when he can resume training.

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The above report was from last night, but today his trainer gave an interview to MMAJunkie saying that Velasquez actually may need surgery:

Velasquez’s longtime trainer, Bob Cook, today told MMAjunkie that the fighter would like to avoid an invasive procedure but will do what’s necessary to fully rehabilitate his shoulder.

“He’s going in to get re-evaluated in a week-and-a-half, and at that point, we’ll have a better idea,” Cook said. “But it’s not 100 percent one way or the other.”

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RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

11/21/13 10:39 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

Good thing otherwise JDS would have won their fight by inflicting more damage - GSP fans

TFK_BOZY site profile image  

11/21/13 10:32 PM by TFK_BOZY

I cant stand him. Him, GSP or Bones. But i respect the hell out of em.

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

11/21/13 10:20 PM by Jack_Bauer

Strange report. Hope he fights soon

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

11/21/13 5:13 PM by GladiatorGannon

Frequent labrum issues are the beginning of the end for many dedicated fighters. This is often the part where they start "never being that good to begin with".

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/21/13 5:13 PM by MMALOGIC

cain vs werdum will be in mexico.  memorial day weekend is vegas.

slamming site profile image  

11/21/13 4:54 PM by slamming

Just wait until the collective genius of the UG turns on him like they do with every great fighter.

TFK_BOZY site profile image  

11/21/13 4:35 PM by TFK_BOZY

He is a Bad Mutha!

Sergio88 site profile image  

11/21/13 4:34 PM by Sergio88

I expect Cain to fight Werdum Memorial Day Weekend 2014

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

11/21/13 4:04 PM by da Vinci 81

Is that he same side he had repaired mot long ago? Shitty sign if he's still injuring it frequently.

MexiCain AmeriCain site profile image  

11/21/13 3:59 PM by MexiCain AmeriCain

Fucking truth...VTFU