UFC Contender Cat Zingano Will Undergo Stem Cell Procedure for Left Knee


Cat Zingano drives home the knee at Ring of Fire 38Top ranked UFC bantamweight challenger Cat Zingano has been out of action for several months due to an injury to her right knee. That injury is on the mend, but it has led to issues with her left knee, for which Zingano will have a procedure on Thursday.

“I am about three and a half months out (from the original injury),” Zingano said on UFC Tonight. “I went to my doctor on Monday. He said that I’m right on track, so I should be coming back in another four months, something like March or April.”

That is, of course, as long as the issues with her left knee can be rectified within that same time frame, which her doctor believes is the case.

Dr. Ronald S. Kvitne of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles on Monday told Zingano that if there was a tear in her left meniscus, as expected, that if they act quickly, it shouldn’t extend the rehab time of her original injury.

Dr. Kvitne was initially thinking a surgery would be necessary, but Zingano on Wednesday indicated that Thursday’s procedure would instead involve a stem cell treatment.

“My left knee, because I think for the compensation for taking care of my right knee, has been taking a little bit more wear and tear than it was used to,” said Zingano.

“So I’m going to have a procedure done with stem cells (on Thursday) that is going to be in place of having clean-up surgery instead.”

If Zingano’s rehabilitation remains on schedule, she would be able to return to the Octagon and fight sometime around April of 2014.

“We think three months from now she’d be back in the ring training, sparring,” said Kvitne. “So fighting in about four to six months from now.”

Zingano also told UFC Tonight that she should expect to fight the winner of the Dec. 28 rematch between current UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate upon her return.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 6 days ago
  • 18 views

LOS ANGELES -- UFC bantamweight contender Cat Zingano discusses the extra pressure of being in a title fight, how she prepares for Ronda Rousey, rumors about her failing a drug test and and much more read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC women's 135-pound champion Ronda Rousey takes on No. 1-ranked contender Cat Zingano this Saturday at UFC 184. The event takes place in Los Angeles and marks the first UFC pay-per-view to feature read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 18 views

Nothing left to do now except fight. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey came face-to-face with undefeated division No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at the clos read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC's top female star Ronda Rousey looks to defend her title against the consensus top contender in Cat Zingano on Saturday. The card has been decimated by injuries, but features a co-main event read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 24 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently unveiled a brand new "Ultimate Knockouts" series featuring "Rising Stars" earning big-time finishes in recent Octagon performances. Amongst those include read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

Cat Zingano’s quest for a UFC title shot arguably began in April 2013, when she made her UFC debut and scored a rousing come-from-behind win over former title challenger Miesha Tate.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 36 views

Two of the most aggressive strikers in the UFC’s female bantamweight division threw leather in one of the most exciting women’s fight of 2013. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 27 views

Watch the full fight video for Cat Zingano vs. Miesha Tate UFC 184 is approaching and the card will be headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano.To promote the upcoming card, Zuffa has released Zinga read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC 184 headliners Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano have been subjected to out-of-competition drug testing prior to their Feb. 28 bantamweight title fight, according California State Athletic Commission read news >>