Anderson Silva’s Surgery Was A Success, Needs 6-9 Months Recovery Time

Anderson Silva injured his leg terribly in his UFC 168 main-event bout with Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman last night, Silva had quick success with leg kicks early on in the second round until Weidman perfectly checked one of them. But so effective that it broke Anderson Silva’s leg like a noodle.

The bout was ended when Anderson fell to the ground screaming in pain . He was then strapped to a stretcher and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

At around 7:00 AM EST Sunday morning, the UFC released this statement regarding Silva’s injury:

“Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s orthopedic surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson’s left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months.”

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