Anderson Silva Returning To Training

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva wastold by doctors that he may return to the gym to train, his manager Ed Soares confirmed with sources on Tuesday. Initial reports thought Silva wouldn’t be returning to training for six-to-nine months, but alittle over four months past the injury and hes ready to return.

Silva’s leg break will go down in history as it was broken in gruesome fashion at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 against Chris Weidman. When Silva went to kick Weidman with his left leg and Weidman checked the blow, using the bottom of his knee to stop the kick’s momentum. Silva’s tibia and fibula both snapped on impact.

Silva was rushed to the hospital in Las Vegas and had emergency surgery. A steel rod was implanted into his tibia by UFC doctor Steven Sanders and it will remain there. At the time, Sanders said Silva could start training in “six-to-nine months,” but he looks to be ahead of schedule. Silva has posted multiple videos on Instagram of him working out and even kicking during his recovery. UFC president Dana White said he was “like Wolverine” with his ability to uncanny ability to heal.

Silva is hoping to return for the UFC’s year-end show in December or its Super Bowl weekend card in February, both in Las Vegas, but there’s also a chance of it happening in his native Brazil.

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