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Anderson Silva Gets Cleared to Spar by Doctor
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.20.2014



- Dr. Marcio Tannure recently spoke about the status of Anderson Silva and his recovery from a broken leg. Here are the highlights…

On Silva's Recovery and Getting Cleared to Spar: "He was already cleared by his doctors in the United States, but he likes to hear my opinion because I was with him in every step of his recovery, including the surgery. There's no exact recovery timetable for this type of injury. It could take three months or one year, but he had a good recovery and we're happy. It's going as we expected."

On Silva's UFC Return: "It would be really premature to say something now, he hasn't even sparred yet," Dr. Tannure said. "His recovery was great, but now we have to work on his mind and get rid of the mental block. It could take a while, maybe not. It would be really hard to say right now he can or can't fight this year. It's not the moment, and he's the one that is going to feel it. He has to start slowly. It still is really hard for him to work on that," he said. "He feels unsafe now, maybe sees some images on his head, so we can't demand too much from him right now. That's the toughest barrier to overcome. He will only lose this fear with training, and then he will know if he's ready to fight or not. That's absolutely normal."

Credit: mmafighting.com





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