According to TMZ Sports, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action once his leg has healed, said Silva’s manager Jorge Guimaraes.
Silva suffered a broken tibia and fibula in the second round of his UFC 168 title fight against current champion, Chris Weidman.
Silva’s operating doctor stated in a special conference call that Silva would be able to return to training in about nine months.
Guimaraes is quoted to have said: “Trust me, he will be back,” to TMZ sports. The pop culture news outlet has been right in the past and has reportedly been consistent on covering big stories in MMA.
In a bit of good news on Silva’s injury, his manager went on to say that Silva’s nerves were not damaged as the break was clean:
“He had his second X-ray [Thursday] and everything looks great. It was a clean break so the nerves are okay. He’s already started physical therapy and he’s moving his toes.”
Guimaraes said that Silva was already in physical therapy just a week after the horrifying injury finished what was the most anticipated fight of the year.
Silva’s injury was said to have been capable of causing an amputation if it were a bit worse than what it was. While this sounds like the worse case scenario for the injury, the fact that this was a potential outcome of the injury says a lot in its own right.
The 38-year-old still has 8 fights on his latest contract and said he plans on fulfilling each fight.