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27 Loose Bone Fragments Successfully Removed From Fabricio Werdum’s Elbow

The elbow surgery that prevented Fabricio Werdum from fighting Fedor Emelianenko or Alistair Overeem later this year was a success.

Fabricio Werdum informed Sherdog.com that Dr. Neal S. Elattrache successfully removed 27 loose bone fragments (!) from his elbow, and he’s already on the road to recovery.

“My elbow is feeling really good already and I’m in physical therapy now. I want to make sure I come back when I’m 100 percent.”

The plan remains the same. Werdum expects to return to action sometime in the early part of 2010. The only question is, who will he fight? Alistair Overeem for the Strikeforce heavyweight title or Fedor Emelianenko in an immediate rematch? That remains to be seen, but I do like Overeem’s idea for a mini-heavyweight tournament — (1) Overeem vs. (2) Werdum and (3) Fedor vs. (4) Silva with the winners meeting down the road. It wouldn’t kill Strikeforce/Showtime/M-1 to do something that actually makes sense, would it?

Image via Fabricio Werdum/Sherdog

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