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Benson Henderson: No Structural Damage To Elbow

Benson Henderson: No Structural Damage To Elbow

Following his loss to Anthony Pettis last month, Benson Henderson was left unsure about the status of his arm.

Pettis, who became the UFC lightweight champion after locking in a deep armbar, left “Smooth” in obvious pain.

Now, after consulting with Dr. Brian Shafer in Phoenix, an elbow specialist and team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Henderson can resume training – albeit on a restricted basis.

“My elbow isn’t going to be an issue. Dr. Shafer said I can resume training immediately, but to take it slow and steady for a couple of weeks and do my rehab work. Of course I am anxious to get going full speed again but I will be smart and patient about it as well,” said Henderson, in a statement released Friday. “I want to thank my hardcore fans for their awesome support, not just in the past week, but throughout my career. I can be better. I will be better.”

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