MMA Medical News: Brock Lesnar, No Steroids; Jamie Varner, Video Games

via www.mmaconvert.com

Dr. Johnny Benjamin:

I could find absolutely no credible, peer-reviewed medical literature that drew a correlation between anabolic-steroid use and diverticulitis.

Therefore, the Internet pundits and unlicensed medical experts who continue to state, imply and/or insinuate that Brock Lesnar's serious GI condition is related to past or ongoing anabolic steroid use are both reckless and stating unsubstantiated information as fact.

I have no personal knowledge nor am I aware of any banned-substance use or failed drug screens as they pertain to Lesnar. Therefore, for anyone to claim that by merely looking at him, he or she "knows" that the fighter currently or in the past has taken anabolic steroids is both ludicrous and likely libelous.

Hopefully that will cut down on the snide remarks about Lesnar.

And in other medical news, Jamie Varner got a pretty cool rehab assignment when he jacked up his hand, from Wired.com:

After pummelling Donald Cerrone in January of 2009, the fighter found himself with a broken metacarpal bone. The doctor’s orders? Play videogames.

"He told me to stay playing video games because that would strengthen everything up," Varner told The Sports Network.

Unfortunately, Varner had made the rookie mistake of loaning his Xbox to a friend, fighter Ryan Bader. Bader finally forked over the machine in time for the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

"I’ve been on that non-stop pretty much," Varner said.

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