Johny Hendricks was almost forced to pull out of UFC 171 after suffering an injury a week out, but Hendricks toughed it, fought, and won the title. Now Hendricks will deal with the consequences of the injury, which will put him on the shelve for at least two months:
Hendricks is doing the media rounds on Wednesday explaining the injury, but his manager Ted Ehrhardt confirmed with MMAFighting.com that Hendricks will have surgery on his right bicep Monday. According to Ehrhardt, Hendricks, who injured his bicep approximately two weeks before the fight and considered withdrawing from it as a result, heard it pop in the first round against Lawler. He also suffered a hairline fracture in his left shin in the first round.
If all goes well with Monday's surgery, he'll be able to start rehab in four weeks time. He'll then have four weeks of rehab and will hopefully be able to start training again in two months. The shin injury will require a lengthy recovery period.
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