Georges St. Pierre broke Josh Koscheck's Orbital Bone at UFC 124Posted on December 13, 2010, 09:56 AM by Anton Gurevich
ESPN's Josh Gross reports that Josh Koscheck suffered from a broken Orbital Bone, following the UFC 124 main event bout against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 124 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The French-Canadian dominated Koscheck, doing most if his damage with jabs. Koscheck's eye began to swell between the first and the second rounds, as the doctor almost stopped the fight after Round 3. Broken Orbital Bone usually requires a long recovery, in the region of 6 to 9 months out of action.
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."