Chris Weidman is fearful he will have to amputate his leg again after his sickening break towards Uriah Hall at UFC 261.
The former UFC middleweight champion twisted in ache when he launched a low calf kick towards Hall's planted leg.
Chris Weidman tried to put weight on his leg and collapsed immediately
The influence immediately shattered his shin and the “All-American” was not even conscious of the rupture till he tried to put weight on his now decimated proper leg, earlier than collapsing in. lots.
Although Weidman was seen within the gymnasium simply over per week in the past, 54 days after the break, the 37-12 months-previous is in no way immune.
Further surgical procedure is required to take away a chunk of bone floating contained in the leg, whereas not getting sufficient blood provide to the world may lead to amputation.
“There's still a lot of stuff I'm going to have to deal with,” he advised MMAFighting.com.
The 37-12 months-previous may nonetheless have to amputate his leg if the blood circulate doesn't return correctly
“Even taking out that piece of bone floating in there, it's the smallest thing I can think of, but it's something.”
“The blood provide utterly returning to my leg is the large drawback – I do not even care, however that may be the most important drawback.
“It would imply an amputation. So let's proceed to pray that I'll obtain an entire blood provide.
“This is precisely what occurred to my thumb. I have a hip bone that is on this thumb right here as a result of the bone deteriorated and the blood provide did not come again after I fought Kelvin Gastelum.
The “All American” was again within the gymnasium simply 54 days later
“The shin bone is the bone almost certainly to not be eliminated and to have issues returning blood after breaking it.
“I assumed I kicked as onerous as I may, and I do know I kicked it onerous, so it is a very traumatic fracture. That being stated, I feel I'm advantageous.
“The doctor said he thinks there's a healing going on in there and there's a rebuilding of the bone, so that's a very good sign.”