Chris Weidman is displaying simply how horrible his damaged leg actually is.
Weidman — who promised to doc his restoration from a broken right fibula and tibia he sustained at UFC 261 in Florida on Sunday (AEST) — shared earlier than and after X-rays of his “nightmare” damage on Instagram.
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“The first concern is the bone punctured by my calf and pores and skin after I put my weight on it, ensuring the laceration doesn’t get contaminated,” he wrote partially alongside the photographs.
Weidman, 36, suffered the graphic injury just seconds into his fight when he threw a kick that landed just under opponent Uriah Corridor’s knee.
In the identical Instagram put up, Weidman stated he was being discharged from the hospital in Jacksonville — the place Dr. Gitlin carried out surgical procedure to restore his damaged leg.
Weidman then took to his Instagram tales to thank UFC president Dana White for his help. He added that White supplied a non-public jet for him and his household to fly from Jacksonville to their house in Fort Mill, South Carolina, the place Weidman will proceed his rehab and restoration.
In a video replace this week the previous UFC middleweight champion stated he was capable of stroll, with the help of a walker and his bodily remedy staff.
In a separate video put up, Weidman stated the surgical procedure to restore his damaged leg was successful.
“They put a titanium rod by the tibia, they undergo the knee and drill the rod by the tibia to make it straight. My fibula was damaged as properly,” Weidman stated.
“I suppose after they put the tibia again collectively, my leg was straight (and) the fibula type of matched again as much as the place it was damaged, and so they really feel like that may heal by itself so long as I’m not placing weight on it and stuff.”
Weidman additionally shared particulars a few potential timeline in his restoration.
“Fairly brutal, however I’m going to get by this. I feel it’s going to be eight weeks till I can stroll with out crutches, drive and all that. So far as coaching, they stated between six-to-12 months I’ll be good to go,” he stated.
Weidman added that he’s “looking for the blessing in disguise and the silver lining” in his state of affairs.
“As quickly because it occurred I hit the ground and noticed that it occurred and the ache began hitting me. I attempted to place my thoughts on one thing constructive and one thing good that may come out of this,” he stated.
This story first appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission