Weidman to undergo surgery on both knees

 

Last week the UFC announced that it was postponing the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida bout from May till July to allow the champion to recover from a knee injury.

Today we learn that Weidman will actually have both knees surgically repaired:

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will undergo minor surgery on both of his knees on Tuesday, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.

The injury to Weidman's left knee stems from a lingering issue from Weidman's high school days, in which his lateral meniscus would lock in the joint and cause him severe pain. According to Weidman, the problem recurred twice over the past week, lasting upwards of 10 to 15 minutes in the most recent instance, which led him to seek the advice of doctors and ultimately schedule an arthroscopic scope procedure to clean up the tear.

Weidman also plans to undergo similar surgery to clean up and repair a meniscal tear in his right knee.

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ISawSilva'sBONEr site profile image  

3/27/14 10:49 PM by ISawSilva'sBONEr

Boo this man, boo

basswork site profile image  

3/27/14 9:27 PM by basswork

Has Machida ever even been injured? He's def taking the belt

teamquestnorth site profile image  

3/27/14 8:59 PM by teamquestnorth

Vitor vs machida for the belt

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

3/27/14 8:55 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Lol he's not fighting in Vegas

HandyDarsh site profile image  

3/27/14 2:38 AM by HandyDarsh

That's terrible news......For Weidman.

hellride site profile image  

3/27/14 2:22 AM by hellride

Sounds like some cleanup surgery, don't jump the gun guys.

ChrisWeidmanLEGitWon site profile image  

3/27/14 2:22 AM by ChrisWeidmanLEGitWon

Also I was just joshing.

ChrisWeidmanLEGitWon site profile image  

3/27/14 2:21 AM by ChrisWeidmanLEGitWon

Damn Silva kicked his knee so hard months later that shit fell apart. Silva might have broken his Tib/fib but the knee destruction technique worked.

88samurai88 site profile image  

3/27/14 2:15 AM by 88samurai88

This. THIS IS BULLSHIT. Im so sick of injuries. i understand its part of the sport but it was never this bad. Back in the day fighters would fight with injuries and not pull out unless it was serious. Now a days fighters get a hang nail and pull out just to hold on to that belt for as long as possible.

orcus site profile image  

3/27/14 1:41 AM by orcus

"But I don't see someone coming back too well from a double knee surgery. "It's not like he blew out his ACLs. Anderson fought Lutter 5 weeks after surgery on both knees.