Koscheck (15-5) was released from a Montreal-area hospital Sunday afternoon, according to his trainer, Bob Cook. He cannot fly home to San Jose, Calif., because an air pocket formed behind the broken orbital bone, making air travel dangerous. UFC officials arranged for Koscheck and Cook to drive Sunday afternoon from Montreal to Boston, where the 33-year-old fighter is expected to undergo surgery Monday or Tuesday.
“We’re going to have a much better sense of the injury when we get to the States,” Cook said. “We’ll get it checked down there. Hopefully he can have the surgery there and head home as soon as possible.”
Update: The day after…
Update 2: Looks like Josh Koscheck is going to spend an extra week in Boston.
Swelling around a broken orbital bone must subside before Josh Koscheck can undergo surgery. The UFC-promoted welterweight was scheduled to have the fracture repaired by Tuesday; however, Koscheck’s trainer, Bob Cook, confirmed that the fighter will wait a week before having the injury repaired.