Big Nog tore elbow ligament in Werdum fight, surgery successful

Friday, June 14, 2013

When Big Nog tapped to Fabricio Werdum at UFC on FUEL 10, many fans thought he tapped quickly, overly cautious due to the arm break he suffered at the hands and hips of Frank Mir at UFC 140 in 2011.

However, multiple reports from Brazil says that Nogueira suffered a torn ligament in the Werdum fight, and needs surgery.

The veteran ruptured the ligament of the elbow of the left arm and will have to undergo surgery.

The information was given to the site firsthand by the Nogueira brothers. Rodrigo himself used his social network to confirm the information. The fighter will have surgery in São Paulo, and is projected to need eight weeks of recovery before he can return to training.

When the fight was over, Minotauro had an X-ray in Fortaleza, which ruled out a fracture. However, last Tuesday, the fighter underwent an MRI in Rio de Janeiro, which detected when the torn ligament in his left elbow.

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OGlobo is reporting that the surgery went well.

Everything went well in surgery for Rodrigo Minotauro Friday morning at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. The procedure lasted about an hour and was aimed at the rehabilitation of ligament and tendon of left elbow. In this case pieces of bones that were removed from the arm. The fighter’s physiotherapist, Angela Cortes, followed everything closely and told it was a success.

An MRI done this week showed that the Minotauro had suffered a complete rupture of the medial collateral ligament in his left elbow.

Minotauro will use a sling for at least a week, and work will begin physical therapy immediately. There is still no estimate of when it might be back in the Octagon.

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