Shane Carwin suffers minor knee injury, still fighting Roy Nelson

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Heavyweight Shane Carwin tweaked his knee, but will be ready in time to fight Roy Nelson in December

When a fighter that's already been on the shelf for over a year comes out and says that he has suffered an injury, the first reaction generally isn't surprise. So when Shane Carwin tweeted that he hurt his knee and it prevented him from traveling overseas, the natural question is - will he be able to fight Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale on December 15th?

According to his manager, the answer is yes. He will still fight (via MMA Weekly):

Carwin’s manager Jason Genet of Ingrained Media told MMAWeekly.com that he injured the knee while in wrestling practice, but he suffered no major tears or damage to the knee.

The injury was enough for Carwin to cancel a trip to England this week for a signing, but with time to rehab and recover the former heavyweight champion should be ready in time for his Dec. 15 showdown with Roy Nelson.

Obviously we don't have a full diagnosis on the injury so it's impossible to say whether he will be 100% going into the bout. But the 37-year-old doesn't have a lot of time left in the sport, so let's hope he's good to go against Big Country.

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