Chris Weidman’s recovery from the broken leg he suffered in the Octagon earlier in the year suffered a setback recently when he was told he had to undergo a second surgery due to the limb not healing as planned, and it seems that wasn’t the end of his woes.
In his latest update post-surgery, the former UFC middleweight champion revealed that the surgery was more complicated than the doctor’s had initially anticipated.
“Hi all! I’m home,” Weidman wrote on Instagram. “The surgery went very well. The original plan of surgery was to take out a butterfly fracture on the tibia bone and secure the fibula with a plate and screws because it was not healing correctly. Apparently when they opened my leg up the fibula was more of a problem than expected which required a longer surgery and more hardware,” Weidman said.
“I do not have any pain right now because I have a nerve block on my leg which can last up to 48 hours.
“Im pretty damn tired and so I will sleep for a while, but I will be uploading a video to my YouTube channel to share all the details of the post-surgery. And I will also make minor updates here on my IG on how I am feeling,” said the former champion. “Having your support and love make things a lot easier. Thank you all very much for your thoughts prayers.
News of the second surgery had already left the 37-year-old Weidman knowing that his recovery was going to take longer than he’d initially hoped, and unfortunately now it seems that the timeframe for a full recovery has widened once again.