Injury Update: Palhares Will Not Need Surgery For Injured Knee | UFC NEWS

July 28, 2012 6:20 am by bjpenn.com staff 5 Comments

Earlier this week we reported that top UFC middleweight, Rousimar Palhares, was forced out of his scheduled UFC 150 bout with Yushin Okami due to a knee injury.

At the time of the report it was unclear as to the extent of the injury, however, in a recent interview with Tatame.com his doctor confirmed he will not need surgery, which will mean a faster return to action.

Here is the report:



After a few exams with Luiz Antônio Oliveira, a specialist in knee injuries, Rousimar’s doctor Michael Simoni said he won’t need to go under the knife.

“Toquinho got hurt while defending a takedown and he won’t be able to continue his trainings. But, at first, there’s no risk to need a surgery”.



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