Anderson Silva remained in a Las Vegas medical institution Sunday morning following a success surgery to repair a broken leg he suffered seeking to regain the UFC’s middleweight title.

all through Saturday night time’s struggle, Silva (33-6 MMA, sixteen-2 UFC) threw a kick that used to be checked by way of champion Chris Weidman (eleven-0 MMA, 7-zero UFC), and within the process Silva’s left leg was badly damaged. The fight used to be the main adventure of UFC 168 at MGM Grand backyard area in Las Vegas.

Following Silva’s surgical treatment, the UFC issued a observation that stated UFC orthopedic general practitioner Dr. Steven Sanders had repaired Silva’s broken left tibia in addition to stabilized his broken left fibula. The UFC estimated his recovery time to be as long as six months.

From UFC:

“Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 primary experience, former champion Anderson Silva was once taken to a neighborhood Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgical operation to restore a broken left leg. The a hit surgical procedure, carried out by way of Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s orthopedic doctor, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson’s left tibia. The damaged fibula was stabilized and does now not require a separate surgical treatment. Anderson will stay in the health facility for a short while, but no extra surgical operation is scheduled right now. restoration time for such injuries could vary between three and 6 months. Anderson is deeply touched through the outpouring of give a boost to from his fanatics and your complete MMA group. there has been no rapid decision about his future, and he would kindly ask for privacy at this time as he offers with his injury and prepares to come back home to recover.”

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