Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery in Brazil

UFC and PRIDE FC veteran, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has undergone successful knee surgery today in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an operation that was a complete success at the Albert Einstein Hospital.

Physiotherapist Angela Cortes, speaking via Fighters Only, said:

“It was very straightforward, the lesion was confirmed yesterday night and was operated early today. During the surgery everything went well. Dr Moses Cohen confirmed a small lesion on the meniscus which typically happens with fighters due the rotational moves of the legs. It has not worn out the cartilage however, which make us more relaxed regarding to the recovery.”

Nogueira was set to face Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on FUEL 2 in Stockholm, Sweden, before the knee injury struck him down in training. He was replaced by fellow countryman, Thiago Silva in the main event of the evening on April 14th.

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