According to a report at UFC.com, Corey Hill underwent surgery today for the sickening shin bone break he endured in the opening moments of his fight last night against Dale Hartt. The surgery was done this morning by doctors at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.
Hartt checked a leg kick from Hill and Hill’s shin collided with his, snapping his leg at the shin. Hill immediately crumpled to the mat and the fight was stopped just a few seconds after.
The report states that Hill will be out anywhere from 12-18 months.
The report also had updates on several other fighters from last night’s show. Yoshiyuki Yoshida was stretchered out of the cage after his brutal KO loss to Josh Koscheck, treated for a concussion at the hospital, and discharged that same evening.
Jonathan Goulet suffered the same fate in his fight with Mike Swick and was also treated for a concussion and released the same night. Goulet may also have suffered a knee injury in the fight and is going to have it checked out when he returns to Canada.
At the time of the injury many people believed that Razak Al-Hassan had broken his arm but he apparently only disloacted his elbow during a sickening armbar from Steve Cantwell. He was treated for the injury and released from the hospital last night as well.