Update on Anderson Silva Following UFC 168
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.29.2013
He had an intramedullary rod inserted in his leg...
ZUFFA LLC, the parent company of the UFC, released an official statement following the injury of former middleweight champion Anderson Silva after UFC 168. The main event saw Silva break his leg in gruesome fashion after current champion Chris Weidman checked a kick from Silva. You can read the full statement on Silva's condition and surgery below:
"Following Saturday evening's UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC's Orthopedic Surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson's left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months.
"Anderson is deeply touched by the outpouring of support from his fans and the entire MMA community. There has been no immediate decision about his future, and he would kindly ask for privacy at this time as he deals with his injury and prepares to return home to recover."