Fighter Chris Weidman has shared ex-rays of the tragic leg injury he suffered at UFC 261.
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Chris Weidman has shared X-rays of the gruesome leg injury he suffered at UFC 261.
Weidman, 36, suffered the graphic break just seconds into his fight when he threw a kick that landed just below opponent Uriah Hall’s knee.
The MMA fighter shared before and after shots of his broken right fibula and tibia on Instagram.
“The primary concern is the bone punctured through my calf and skin when I put my weight on it, making sure the laceration doesn’t get infected,” he wrote alongside the photos.
Weidman also revealed he was discharged from the hospital in Jacksonville, where the surgery was performed.
The fighter also thanked UFC president Dana White for his support after the UFC boss provided a private jet for him and his family to fly from Jacksonville to their home in South Carolina, where Weidman will continue his rehab and recovery.
Weidman said the surgery was a success.
“They put a titanium rod through the tibia, they go through the knee and drill the rod through the tibia to make it straight. My fibula was broken as well,” Weidman said.
“I guess when they put the tibia back together, my leg was straight (and) the fibula kind of matched back up to where it was broken, and they feel like that can heal on its own as long as I’m not putting weight on it and stuff.”
The unlucky UFC star added the injury should take up to a year to heal.
“Pretty brutal, but I’m going to get through this. I think it’s going to be eight weeks until I can walk without crutches, drive and all that. As far as training, they said between six-to-12 months I’ll be good to go,” he said.
“As soon as it happened I hit the floor and saw that it happened and the pain started hitting me. I tried to put my mind on something positive and something good that can come out of this.”
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