Shane Carwin to be Sidelined Until 2012
By FCF Staff
The injury woes of Shane Carwin continue, as the former UFC heavyweight contender has announced that he is about to undergo back surgery that will keep him on the sidelines until the spring or summer of 2012. The 36 year-old veteran made the announcement via his personal website.
“I have spent my entire fighting career dealing with injuries from my football career. I have done my best to get through my training and I have been blessed to get through my fights with relatively little to no damage.”
“As I ramped up my training for UFC 141 my body locked up during training. It wasn’t like the Lesnar fight but my back just tightened up and I froze. I scheduled an MRI and the results showed that my disc in my lower back is into the nerves . My doctor gave me two options; retire and I could probably go on for a few years without surgery or I could undergo surgery and continue my career.”
The UFC had not announced yet who Carwin was scheduled to face at UFC 141.
“The decision was easy. I have unfinished business. The UFC had me lined up to face one of the best in the world and I am confident I have everything I need to be a Champion. I am scheduling surgery and I hope to return to the Octagon by spring or summer 2012.”
Since Carwin was submitted by Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 in July, 2010, he has fought just once, and lost by unanimous decision to Junior dos Santos this past June at UFC 131.
The physically imposing fighter won twelve straight fights before he incurred his first pro defeat against Lesnar.
“I look forward to a fast and speedy recovery.”
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