A brutal and grisly injury to Anderson Silva’s left leg marked his second loss in the UFC. His opponent was Chris Weidman as he tried to regain his title after being knocked out by Weidman last July.
Silva was rushed in to surgery immediately after the fight at a local hospital and was put through a successful procedure to start the healing process. That heeling process and a timetable of his return were on the back burner in the first few days following the injury with hopes that Silva would at least walk again at the forefront of this incident.
Speaking of healing process, Silva’s operating doctor was featured in a special conference call and stated that Silva would be healed in about nine months with a tentative return to training hinged on how well his leg healed. That leg has a broken tibia and fibula and while it avoided serious damage to the nerves, the doctor stated that if the injury was a bit worse, amputation wasn’t out of the equation.
Since then, the former middleweight champion declared that he would return to fighting as soon as he is able and with eight fights left on his contract, there is plenty of room to do so with a return that is sure to be a spectacle come fight night.
The most recent bit of good news, regardless of if Silva ever returns to fighting is a recent post from UFC president Dana White who posted a photo of Silva’s leg with a caption that stated that he would be walking without crutches in 30 days. The leg, save for a few bandages, looks as good as new with a steel rod holding the bone in position.
Here is the post from Friday afternoon:
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 10, 2014
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