UFC Fight Night Medical Suspensions: Caraway Facing 6 Months Out with Shoulder, Lumbar Pain

By Sherdog.com Staff Jun 1, 2016

Bryan Caraway was one of the biggest winners on Sunday’s UFC Fight Night card, but the bantamweight contender could be sidelined for up to six months with injuries sustained at the event.

Sherdog.com on Wednesday received a list of medical suspensions from the Nevada Athletic Commission, which regulated the May 29 show at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Caraway, 31, was noted to have left shoulder and lumbar pain following his split-decision victory against previously unbeaten prospect Aljamain Sterling. As a result, Caraway must receive clearance from an orthopedic doctor or else face suspension until Nov. 26. At a minimum, “Kid Lightning” will serve a one-month mandatory suspension until June 29, with no contact in training until June 20.

Three other fighters from Sunday’s event could be out until November: lightweight Joshua Burkman, middleweight Jake Collier and heavyweight Chris de la Rocha. All three men suffered possible nasal fractures and must be cleared by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist before they can return to the Octagon.

UFC Fight Night ‘Almeida vs. Garbrandt’ Medical Suspensions

Thomas Almeida: Suspended until July 29; no contact until July 14.

Renan Barao: Suspended until June 29; no contact until June 20 (left frontal scalp laceration).

Tarec Saffiedine: Suspended until July 29; no contact until July 14 (left eyebrow and left knee lacerations).

Chris Camozzi: Suspended until June 29; no contact until June 20 (left foot and right shoulder pain).

Vitor Miranda: Suspended until July 29; no contact until July 14 (left eyebrow laceration).

Joshua Burkman: Must have nose X-rayed within 72 hours. If positive, then must have ear, nose and throat doctor clearance or no contest until Nov. 26. Minimum suspension until June 29; no contact until June 20.

Jordan Rinaldi: Suspended until June 29; no contact until June 20 (left cheek laceration).

Jake Collier: Must have nose X-rayed within 72 hours. If positive, then must have ear, nose and throat doctor clearance or no contest until Nov. 26. Minimum suspension until June 29; no contact until June 20.

Bryan Caraway: Must have ororthopedic doctor clearance of left shoulder and lumbar pain or no contest until Nov. 26. Minimum suspension until June 29; no contact until June 20.

Adam Milstead: Suspended until June 29; no contact until June 20 (right hand pain).

Chris de la Rocha: Must have ear, nose and throat doctor clearance of nasal fracture or no contest until Nov. 26. Minimum suspension until June 29; no contact until June 20.

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