Rory Markham sidelined due to a bleb

by Mick Hammond | source:

After a disappointing run in the UFC, which saw him go 1-2 in the Octagon, former IFL fighter Rory Markham was hoping that this Thursday’s Bellator show would be right place to start the comeback trail.

Unfortunately for Markham, his long history of injuries once again reared its ugly head and forced him to miss a scheduled bout.

Markham found out he would be unable to make Thursday’s fight after reporting to his doctor for the routine physical and blood work prior to a match.

“I went to do that and in passing I mentioned how I might have cracked a rib or something,” recalled Markham. “My doctor said we should check it out just to be safe, so I got an x-ray and he saw a little graying underneath the bone; which is usually air leaking out from the lung; and it turns out to be a bleb.

“It happens when you have a collapsed lung, which I had when I fought Dan Hardy. It’s going to heal on its own, it’s not going to need surgery, and that will be that.”

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From Wikipedia:
In medicine, a bleb is a large blister (usually approximately hemispherical) filled with serous fluid. Blebs can form in a number of tissues due to different pathologies, including frostbitten tissues, and as a cause of spontaneous pneumothorax. In the lungs, a bleb is a collection of air within the layers of the visceral pleura. In ophthalmology, blebs may be formed intentionally in the treatment of glaucoma.


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2JupitersTooMany site profile image  

8/25/10 6:38 PM by 2JupitersTooMany


MountainMedic site profile image  

8/25/10 6:31 PM by MountainMedic

a bleb is a weak spot that could possibly fail. if you have ever seen a bike tire or an old raft with a bubble on it, you know what a bleb is. not uncommon, but worth being cautious. lanky types, people who go up & down in altitude frequently, and young male atheletes are more prone to them. sometimes its genetic. sometimes its related to previous trauma. i would have to think that constant wt cutting wouldn't help. sucks for rory, but it was the right call to sit this one out. -MM

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8/25/10 6:20 PM by Legkick to the Head

do not google image search bleb.. I almost puked..... due to a bleb  

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8/25/10 6:16 PM by obsessis

WTF is a Bleb?!?!?! Are you fucking serious? I have never heard of such a thing.

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8/25/10 6:12 PM by MMA Scraps Radio

 Countdown until someone registers the name Markham's Bleb in 3....2....1...

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8/25/10 6:12 PM by RickStorm

Damn blebs