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Luke Rockhold breaks hand in win over Keith Jardine

It’s rare a broken hand might be considered a “good thing” but in the case of Luke Rockhold it’s definitely not bad, or at least as bad as originally thought to be more specific. The Strikeforce middleweight champ was recently diagnosed with a broken hand sustained in his win last weekend over Keith Jardine and given a potential six-month medical suspension as a result. However, as luck would have it, the break is not the type requiring surgery and will get him back in the cage much sooner than originally expected.

“So I did break my hand but it’s a clean break no surgery, minor price to pay for the sweet taste of VICTORY!!! 4-6 weeks be back in business,” Rockhold wrote on Facebook regarding his doctor’s diagnosis.

Other fallen fighters who might be as lucky include James Terry, Tyler Stinson, and Tarec Saffiedine who also received a six-month sentence from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Check out the full list of suspensions below:

Alonzo Martinez: Suspended until 2/22 with no contact until 2/7 due to a bridge-of-nose laceration
Estevan Payan: Suspended until 2/7 with no contact until 1/29 due to a right-eye laceration
Trevor Smith: Suspended until 1/29 with no contact until 1/22 for precautionary reasons
James Terry: Suspended until 7/6 due to shoulder injuries, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early
Tyler Stinson: Suspended until 7/6 due to left-thumb and right-knee injuries, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, suspended until 2/22 with no contact until 2/7 due to a right-eye laceration
Tarec Saffiedine: Suspended until 7/6 due to a left-elbow injury, though a doctor (with an MRI and X-rays) can clear him early; regardless, suspended until 1/22 with no contact until 2/7 due to a left-eye laceration
Lorenz Larkin: Suspended until 2/7 with no contact until 1/29 for precautionary reasons
Adlan Amigov: Suspended until 2/7 with no contact until 1/29 for precautionary reasons
Keith Jardine: Suspended until 3/8 with no contact until 2/22 for precautionary reasons
Luke Rockhold: Suspended until 7/6 due to a right-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

MMATraining Take: Excellent news as far as his hand goes! Hopefully that means Rockhold will be on tap for a fight in early summer, likely against Tim Kennedy, and then able to fight one more time towards the end of the year against a UFC veteran if he’s able to get by the always-game Green Beret.

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