The injury train keeps on rolling. UFC President Dana White broke the news via twitter that Shane Carwin is out of his Ultimate Fighter Finale bout with Roy Nelson. According to Jason Genet, Carwin’s manager and President of Ingrained Media, the injury to Carwin’s knee is a partially torn PCL, LCL and popliteus.
Genet told Fighters.com, “He was essentially training through the injury and pushed too hard too fast.”
Last month it was announced that Carwin had a nagging injury that wouldn’t require surgery, but it was something he needed to keep an eye on. Carwin was following doctors orders, but it became too painful to keep training.
The jury is still out on whether the injury will require surgery or not.
“The gut feeling is that he can recover without surgery if he rehabs it,” said Genet. “The initial steps are that Shane will start to rehab the knee tomorrow, and see a specialist later in the week. That’s all we really know, and we just have to see how it goes from there.”
If all goes well, Carwin will be fight ready to fight in February.
Genet concluded, “Shane will be fine and is staying positive. We are going to do what we always do at Ingrained Media. We are going to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and make the most out of a bad situation.”
No replacement has been announced for the December 8 card.