Unbeaten German prospect Pascal Krauss cannot seem to catch a break.

One month after recovering from a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder -- the same injury which has sidelined UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez for the past 10 months -- the 24-year-old Freiburg native has suffered a dislocated acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his left shoulder during preparation for his bout against Englishman John Hathaway at UFC 138 on Nov. 5.

Although the new shoulder injury will not require surgery, “Panzer” will have to stay in the garage for the next six to eight weeks, making a proper preparation for Hathaway impossible.

“As you can imagine I’m absolutely devastated by wrecking my shoulder again, as well as the news that I won’t be able to fight John,” Krauss told Sherdog.com on Tuesday. “I never had a serious injury in more than 10 years of competing in various combat sports. Training and competing is my passion. Having to sit out for eight months was a total nightmare and the prospect of fighting again this fall was my only silver lining on the horizon. Being on the shelf again now is just disheartening. I just hope I can make a complete recovery one more time and come back an even stronger Panzer in 2012!”

Krauss rose from the regional German circuit to the top of the European rankings within 30 months between 2008 and 2010. After winning the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship welterweight title, he was signed by the UFC in August 2010.

The Gregor Herb student made his promotional debut at UFC 122 in Oberhausen, Germany, on Nov. 13, 2010, against previously once-beaten Team Kaobon submission specialist Mark Scanlon. Following a three-round war, Krauss was awarded a unanimous decision, as well as “Fight of the Night” honors.

Follow Tim Leidecker on Twitter at @TimLeidecker or contact him at www.facebook.com/Rossonero1.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Unbeaten Mendes in for Hettes against Rosa

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

The injury bug has bit this Sunday's UFC Fight Night card once more, with featherweight prospect Jimy Hettes the victim, as he has been forced out of his bout against Charles Rosa at TD Garden in Bos read news >>

UFC Boston Bit by Injury Bug Again, Charles Rosa Gets Second Opponent in a Week

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Less than a week ago, Charles Rosa was set to fight Jimy Hettes at UFC Boston on Sunday. Two opponents later, his fingers are crossed that there are no further hiccups. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 results: Francisco Trinaldo outworks Ross Pearson for decision

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

BOSTON – Francisco Trinaldo might not have finished quite as strong as he started, but after battering Ross Pearson with brutal combos and frustrating him with an evasive style in the first two round read news >>

Dominick Cruz Doesn’t Know What’s Next, Doesn’t Think Injury is Serious

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

Having finally regained his bantamweight belt, Dominick Cruz doesn't know what's next and doesn't care. read news >>

Urijah Faber hopes rib injury wouldn't delay Dominick Cruz title fight

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

BOSTON – Although the stars seem to be aligning for a potential rubber match between new UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and rival Urijah Faber, one possible hiccup awaits.Filed under: News, read news >>

Teammate: Josh Koscheck will fight again despite Bellator debut injury withdrawal

  • 17 days ago
  • 6 views

Josh Koscheck’s withdrawal from his Bellator debut due to injury could have been a significant setback for the veteran fighter. Fortunately, though, it won’t spell the end of the road for the 38-year read news >>

Assuncao sets his sights after injury layoff

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao is nearing his return to the Octagon after a lengthy injury layoff, and he's already setting his sights on the division. read news >>

Matt Mitrione Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Eye and Return

  • 17 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione will require surgery to repair his right eye that was severely damaged by two eye pokes in his Jan. 17 matchup against Travis Browne. According to Ariel Helwani of MMAFi read news >>

Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title

  • 14 days ago
  • 1068 views

Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez apologizes for UFC 196 withdrawal: 'I can't ignore this injury'

  • 14 days ago
  • 171 views

After officially withdrawing from UFC 196 with a back injury, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez has issued an apology.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>