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.
Dr. Sanders says his general prognosis for this fracture healing would be 3-6 months and attempting to train in 6-9 months.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 30, 2013
Doctor says no reason Silva cannot continue to fight, if he wants, from a straight orthopedic standpoint.
— Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA) December 30, 2013