The former WEC Bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland was scheduled to take on Frank Gomez as part of the WEC 41 preliminary fight card. Unfortunately for Wineland, he’ll be forced off of the fight card due to a right elbow injury he’s been battling with quite some time now.It’s a recurring injury… The WEC is still looking for a replacement to fight Frank Gomez, but no opponent has been chosen just yet.
WEC 41 will headline Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber for the WEC featherweight title. The event will take place on June 7th at the Arco Arena in California.
Here’s the snip from Eddie Wineland himself (props to nwi.com):
“It’s a recurring injury…This time, it’s been a little more severe than normal. I’m not 100 percent sure, but I’m pretty sure it’s some kind of tendinitis. It gets to the point where I can’t even pick up a bottle to take a drink. If I relax it and leave it alone for a little while, it’ll go away. But as soon as I start activity again, it starts to flare up…I wouldn’t say this is a setback, it’s more or less a disappointment…I was really looking forward to getting back in there and getting another win under my belt. But I can’t go in there half-ready and take a chance at getting beat and hurt — and there’s more of a chance (at getting hurt) if I’m not ready…[In regards to the amount of time it will take for him to fully recover] It’s hard to say — how long does tendinitis take to heal? It could be a week, it could be three months…I’m hoping it’s not very long. I’ve been trying to do as little as possible with my elbow, trying to get it to heal.”