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UFC 172 medical suspensions: Lots of indefinite terms

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A gaggle of UFC 172 fighters need clearance from a doctor before they can return to training.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Even though UFC 172 went down over two weeks ago, the medical suspension from the Maryland State Athletic Commission were just recently released. Some of the injuries were already known, such as Luke Rockhold's broken toe and Glover Teixeira's bevy of maladies. A total of seven fighters were given indefinite suspensions, with 12 in total getting something. Here's the full list via the commission:

Glover Teixeira: Indefinite medical suspension (60-day minimum/excessive head blows and laceration) - Must be examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
Phil Davis: suspended for 30 days for laceration.
Luke Rockhold: Indefinite medical suspension - must have right foot examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
Yancy Medeiros: 30-day medical suspension (choke-out/loss of consciousness).
Andre Fili: 14-day medical suspension (per doctor's recommendation).
Tim Elliott: 14-day medical suspension (per doctor's recommendation).
Joseph Benavidez: Indefinite medical suspension - must have both knees examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
Isaac Vallie-Flagg: Indefinite medical suspension (60-day minimum/laceration) - must be examined by, and cleared by, a physician.
Takanori Gomi: Indefinite medical suspension - must have right hand examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
Charlie Brenneman: 60-Day medical suspension (KO - concussion with loss of consciousness).
Patrick Williams: Indefinite medical suspension (120-day minimum per doctor's recommendation) - must have right eye examined by, and cleared by, an ophthalmologist. Must have left foot and left ankle examined by, and cleared by, a physician.
Chris Beal: Indefinite medical suspension - must have left knee and right hand examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.