Shane Carwin undergoes successful surgery on his back and neck

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has successfully undergone surgery on his neck and back to correct a long-standing problem, and the Colorado giant’s camp have proclaimed the surgery to be a success.

Carwin’s manager, Jason Genet, speaking via his Twitter account, said:

“Carwin is out of surgery and in the recovery room. No complications during surgery. Surgery went well. It took just under four hours to complete. The nerve damage was worse than the MRI showed, but they cleaned it up.”

Carwin, speaking via his Twitter account, said:

“I am alive. Thanks for all your support.”

The foraminotomy procedure that Carwin underwent was aimed at relieving pressure on compressed and pinched nerves and targeted the C5, C6 and C7 verterbrae. Due to the massive size of the fighter known as ‘The Engineer’, a very powerful anaesthesia was used during the operation.

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