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Doctor To Examine Cro Cop’s Injuries, His Return Uncertain

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There may be another obstacle to clear in booking a rematch between Mirko Cro Cop and Alistair Overeem on New Year’s Eve. Cro Cop took a beating early Tuesday morning in his fight against Overeem, with the most obvious damage to his groin.

According to this Croatian article, Cro Cop still has pain there along with his right knee that was operated on earlier this year. It appears the time table for his return will hinge on the outcome of his doctor’s examination. Thanks to for the translation.

Mirko will have to undergo a testicle exam which got injured in the Overeem fight. Mirko’s genitals still hurt a lot says dr. Zeljko Kapulica.

“Mirko’s left testicle is still hurting and I have to examine it to determine whether it’s stable in the scrotum; complications might occur if the testicle rotates and clogs the blood vessels. Also I need to check if the inguinal canal in which his tescticle was pushed in is open because it could lead to a hernia.”

Mirko also feels pain in the right knee which was operated earlier this year.

“I advised him to postpone the Overeem fight till New Year but he insisted on fighting in September. The problem is he couldn’t rotate the right knee as much as he wanted which is essential for his LHK and that’s why he didn’t try to get of the ground because he was afraid of making a wrong move.”

“Stable in the scrotum.” I don’t even know what that means. That hurts just to read.

We’ll keep you posted…

  • Robert

    Yeah that stuff is serious, heavy shots to your testicles can also lead to testicular cancer.

    • Steve Barry

      How would like to have that conversation with your doctor?

      “Umm, I have some bad news. It appears your left nut is no longer attached. I’m going to have to open up your scrotum to operate.”

      Yeah…every man’s worst nightmare. He has my sympathy.

  • Robert

    A couple of more thoughts on cro-cops performance on Tuesday…

    He looked tentative in the first minute, the first take down appears to be a mirko slip rather than overeem overpowering him. Overeem ground and pound was surprisingly strong. The reff’s favoured cro-cop, they were too early on the stand-ups the fight could have looked a lot uglier for CC had it not been so the stands-up. After the second stand-up, Overeem landed a groin shot straight away, so its hard to draw any conclusions out of cro-cop performance after that. Another two big groin shots followed which ended the fight.

    I dont know what to make of that performance, a body a kick was all we saw, overeem showed us his cards and i guess CC will know what to expect now.

    Its too early to draw any conclusion or write CC off. Cro-Cop is a counter striker, cro-cop used to back up guys coming after him but Overeem didn’t’t show any signs fear of CC hands or kicks. He just went after him without hesitation. Having said all that I still think CC will win at NYE.

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