Silva has successful surgery following broken leg


Anderson Silva underwent profitable surgical procedure on Sunday. (USATSI)


Anderson Silva had successful surgical procedure on his left leg at a Las Vegas hospital after he broke his leg in Saturday night's UFC 168 against Chris Weidman. Silva was trying to re-gain UFC's middleweight title.

Silva (33-6 MMA, sixteen-2 UFC) tried a low, left leg kick within the second that was blocked by Weidman (11-zero, 7-0) and resulted in the grotesque broken leg.

Silva's surgery, carried out by UFC Dr. Steven Sanders, repaired his left tibia by inserting a rod into his leg. In response to a press release from UFC, Silva's damaged fibula was stabilized and won't require another surgical procedure.

“Anderson will remain within the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgical procedure is scheduled at the moment. Restoration time for such accidents might fluctuate between three and six months. Anderson is deeply touched by the outpouring of assist from his fans and the entire MMA community. There was no immediate determination about his future, and he would kindly ask for privateness at this time as he offers together with his harm and prepares to return home to get better.”

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