Shane Carwin to undergo neck and back surgery, return date unknown

Former UFC interim heavyweight Shane Carwin is set to undergo surgery to correct the neck and back problems that have plagued him for many a year as well as forcing him to pull out of his scheduled fight with Roy Nelson at UFC 125 on January 1st, 2010.

Carwin’s manager, Jason Genet stated that his fighter had always struggled with his neck and back but a recent attack of numbness down to his elbow prompted Carwin to consult a doctor.

Carwin’s manager, Jason Genet, speaking to, said:

“We’re trying to avoid spending 12 weeks with rehabilitation, traction, pain pills and epidurals, only to end up getting surgery anyway.”

“When Shane was an NFL prospect, he had a back injury where people said not only would he not be able to play in the NFL, he wouldn’t be able to play pro sports. He’s already made it to fight for the heavyweight title. He limped to the mountaintop without all the tools. What happens when he ascends to the mountaintop with everything he’s got?”

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