Top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko suffered a broken nose and injured his hand in his second-round knockout of Brett Rogers on Saturday in the main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, according to Sherdog:
After attending the post-fight news conference, Emelianenko was sent to a local hospital. He returned later the same evening with his left arm in a soft cast nearly up to his elbow.
The source said the first examination could not determine if Emelianenko had broken bones in his hand, but that the Russian is expected to visit a doctor again Sunday to further assess the damage.
The extent of Fedor’s injury is likely to affect the upcoming matchups for Strikeforce, as Fedor was likely to fight Fabricio Werdum, who also won on last night’s card, or heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem in his next fight, but Werdum and Overeem could instead square off if Emelianenko is sidelined.