Carwin Injures Knee, Withdraws From Nelson Fight

Shane Carwin, Photo property of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Shane Carwin. Photo property of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The dreaded injury bug has struck again. UFC president Dana White has announced via Twitter that TUF 16 coach Shane Carwin has suffered a knee injury and been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with Roy Nelson. No replacement has been announced at this time.

White tweeted, “WOW!! It never ends Carwin blew his knee out. Looking for a new opponent for Roy on the TUF Finale on FX.”

The knee marks the second major injury for Carwin over the past two years. Before stepping onto TUF 16, Carwin spent the better part of a year rehabbing after undergoing back surgery. Carwin last appeared in the octagon on June 11 in a losing effort to UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.

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