Chris Weidman had successful surgery on his broken leg and he released the X-ray of the injury.
On the main card of UFC 261, Weidman and Hall were having a highly-anticipated rematch and it was a crucial fight for both men. However, just seconds into the fight, Weidman threw a kick, which was the first strike of the fight thrown, and snapped his leg. He was stretched off and sent to the hospital to get surgery.
Now, after the surgery is done, Weidman took to social media to release an X-ray of his broken leg.
Few X-rays pre-surgery and post-surgery pic.twitter.com/7zLrBH4jZt
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) April 27, 2021
To no surprise, the bone snapped completely in half and they needed to put a rod in his leg to help the bone heal. He also revealed his fibula was broken as well, but the doctors believe that will heal on his own.
“I’m trying to find the blessing in disguise, the silver lining in this. Honestly, as soon as it happened and I hit the floor and I seen my leg and the pain was starting to hit me, I was just trying to put my mind on something positive that’s going to come out of this. I’m hopeful that something that’s going to come out of this is good,” Weidman said in an Instagram video about the injury. “Man, this is not fun, I can’t believe it happened. I just appreacite all my family, my friends, and my fans for sending me prayers and well wishes. It means so much. Like I said, I’m sorry, I haven’t been able to get back to people yet with their text messages.
“I just can’t be on the phone too long with the pain and stuff. Surgery was successful, they put a titanium rob through the tibia, so through the knee they put the rod in,” Weidman continued. “They drilled in through the tibia and made it straight and hard. My fibula is broke as well, but I guess when they put the tibia back together, the fibula kind of matched up back to where the tibia was broken, and they feel like that could heal on its own as long as I don’t put weight on it and stuff.”
Chris Weidman hopes to return to training anywhere from 6-to-12 months.
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