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Strikeforce Medical Suspensions: Ovince St. Preux, Julie Kedzie Face Up to 6 Months

Jayne Kamin-Oncea, US PRESSWIRE
Jayne Kamin-Oncea, US PRESSWIRE

Ovince St. Preux and Julie Kedzie left last Saturday night's Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman with very different results. But they also walked out with the same possibility of extended time on the sidelines following injuries suffered in their respective bouts.

St. Preux knocked out T.J. Cook with an overhand left in the third round of their bout, but that hand may keep him out of action, as the California state athletic commission handed him a 180-day medical suspension for a left thumb injury he sustained during the three-round fight.

While the suspension sounds lengthy, it can be shortened if he receives medical clearance from a doctor.

Kedzie, who lost a heartbreaker when she was forced to tapout to Miesha Tate in a back-and-forth three-rounder, also has been given a 180-day timeout, hers due to a possible left shoulder injury. Much like St. Preux, if she gains doctor's clearance, that layoff can be significantly reduced.

Those were two of the eight suspensions handed down by CSAC following the event, which took place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

Additional suspensions are as follows:

Hiroko Yamanaka - 60 days (no contact for 60 days) for cut to right eye

Lumumba Sayers - 60 days (60 days of no contact) for cuts on right eye and scalp

Miesha Tate - 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Derek Brunson 45 days (30 days of no contact) for knockout

T.J. Cook - 45 days (30 days no contact) for knockout or until cleared by doctor for possible neck fracture

Keith Berry - 45 days (30 days of no contact) for knockout, or until cleared by doctor for hyperextension of left knee

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