Anderson Silva’s Surgeon Says 9 Months Before He Can Train Again

Anderson Silva’s leg break is probably one of the most horrific things to happen in MMA in a very, very long time. Hell, you could say that it was the most horrific thing since Corey Hill’s leg break a few years ago. The UFC held a conference call with the surgeon who worked on Anderson Silva, Dr. Sanders, today. Dr. Sanders spoke about Anderson’s decision to get surgery and how he now has a titanium rod in his leg.

According to Dr. Sanders Anderson should be recovered within 3 – 6 months and could attempt to be training again within 6 – 9 months. Anderson Silva is indeed a high level athlete, so it makes sense, but he’s also near the tail end of his career, so it still isn’t clear exactly what will happen with Anderson Silva.