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UFC 248 Medical Suspensions: Israel Adesanya Out Up to Six Months

March 10, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The medical suspensions for UFC 248 have been issued, with headlining winner Israel Adesanya out up to six months. MMA Weekly reports that the NSAC has released the medical suspensions for the show, which you can check out below.

Adesanya is out unless he can get his feet cleared following an x-ray of both of his feet by a specialist until September 4th. At the least, he is out until April 7th with a no-contact order until March 29th. Meanwhile, co-main eventers Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Zhang Weili are out until May 7th with no contact until April 22nd.

The full list is:

* Israel Adesanya: Must have x-ray of both feet. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.
* Zhang Weili: Suspended until 5/7/20 with no contact until 4/22/20.
* Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended until 5/7/20 with no contact until 4/22/20.
* Beneil Dariush: Must have MRI of right knee. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20.
* Drakkar Klose: Suspended until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20.
* Li Jingliang: Suspended until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20.
* Alex Oliveira: Suspended until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20.
* Max Griffin: Must have x-ray or MRI of left shoulder. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/22/20, because of facial lacerations.
* Sean O’Malley: Must have x-ray of left foot. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.
* Jose Quinonez: Suspended until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20.
* Mark O. Madsen: Must have jaw fracture cleared by maxillofacial surgeon or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20.
* Rodolfo Vieira: Suspended until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20 because of laceration.
* Gerald Meerschaert: Must have x-ray of left ankle. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.
* Deron Winn: Suspended until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.
* Giga Chikadze: Suspended until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20 because of facial laceration.*
* Danaa Batgerel: Must have x-ray of right foot. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.
* Guido Cannetti: Suspended until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20 because of left leg pain.