WEC Champ Varner Returning for More Hand Surgery

April 15, 2009
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It appears that WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner has suffered another setback in recovering from injuries stemming from his Jan. 25 bout against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Apparently, his right index finger healed at a bad angle – 30 degrees – so he will go back in for a second surgery on his right hand, according to a report by MMAMadness.com.

The second surgery is scheduled for April 20. Varner will have a piece of bone removed and a steel plate and screws will be inserted in an attempt to correct the problem.

The procedure is expected to add at least another month to his return to the ring.

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