Mysterious Hand Injury May Sideline Michael McDonald
When injuries occur to MMA fighters, they are usually discovered immediately. Sometimes they are right before a fight, and a lot of times right after a fight. Whenever they occur, they are usually quickly diagnosed and treated. But for top 10 Bantamweight Michael McDonald, a mysterious unnamed injury may be sidelining him from any near future fights. McDonald took time to speak to Fox Sports about the unidentified injury.
Interestingly, McDonald noticed the problem not during training but engaging in his other passion: woodworking. He realized that when he would pick up pieces of plywood, his right hand couldn’t quite grip them with the same strength as his left. While a fracture was originally suspected by McDonald, it has since been ruled out, and the true cause is still under investigation. For now, the waiting game is on.
“There’s a big bump on my hand, and when I start punching that’s what starts hurting, is the bump on my hand,” he told FOX Sports. “It’s what’s causing me to lose strength. The doctor thinks it’s tendon damage. I think I have another month of rest from fighting before I can go in and get an MRI.”
By Kenya Owens