(Reuters) – American Chris Weidman stated he expects to return to coaching in six to 12 months after breaking his proper leg in Saturday’s middleweight bout with Uriah Corridor at UFC 261.
Former champion Weidman’s proper leg snapped following the primary kick of the battle to Corridor’s leg within the opening seconds and the 36-year-old was carried out of the sector on a stretcher earlier than being taken to a hospital in Jacksonville.
Weidman stated he had damaged each the tibia and fibula of his leg. He had surgical procedure on Sunday the place a titanium rod was inserted into his tibia.
“It is fairly brutal, however I’ll get by this,” Weidman stated in a video posted on Instagram. “I believe it’ll be eight weeks till I can stroll with out crutches, drive and all that.
“So far as coaching, they stated between six and 12 months I will be good to go. I am looking for the blessing in disguise and the silver lining.
“As quickly because it occurred and I hit the ground, noticed my leg and the ache began hitting me I attempted to maintain my thoughts on one thing constructive that may come out of this … I can not consider it occurred.”
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)