According to NWI.com, WEC bantamweight Eddie Wineland has been forced to withdraw from his June 7 WEC 41 bout against Frank Gomez due to a right elbow injury:
“It’s a recurring injury,” Wineland said. “This time, it’s been a little more severe than normal. I’m not 100 percent sure, but I’m pretty sure it’s some kind of tendinitis. It gets to the point where I can’t even pick up a bottle to take a drink. If I relax it and leave it alone for a little while, it’ll go away. But as soon as I start activity again, it starts to flare up.”
“I wouldn’t say this is a setback, it’s more or less a disappointment,” Wineland said. “I was really looking forward to getting back in there and getting another win under my belt. But I can’t go in there half-ready and take a chance at getting beat and hurt — and there’s more of a chance (at getting hurt) if I’m not ready.”
“It’s hard to say — how long does tendinitis take to heal? It could be a week, it could be three months,” Wineland said. “I’m hoping it’s not very long. I’ve been trying to do as little as possible with my elbow, trying to get it to heal.”
A replacement has not yet been confirmed for the 135-pound matchup. Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com as we’ll pass along news on Gomez’s new opponent as soon as it becomes available.
(Pictured: Eddie Wineland)