Todd Duffee Out For A Year While Dealing With Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

UFC heavyweight powerhouse, Todd Duffee spoke this week about how he is suffering from Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, a rare disorder consisting of a complex constellation of symptoms with abrupt onset of shoulder pain, usually unilaterally, followed by progressive neurologic deficits of motor weakness, dysesthesias, and numbness.

Duffee, speaking via sources said:

“It felt like somebody stabbing me in my back. I kind of freaked out. Should I go to the ER? What do I do? It was that kind of pain. I just couldn’t move. I could kind of lift my shoulder to a certain extent, but I couldn’t use my hand fully. I could like pulse it, but I couldn’t close it. I couldn’t pick up anything with it or anything like that. It was scary. I’m not even going to lie to you. I was like, what is going [on]?”

“I’ve talked to all the therapists I’ve worked with and the doctors, and they’re all very confident that I can come back inside a year.”

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