White: Anderson Silva could fight in 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A healing factor is a staple in Marvel comics characters. When a character like the Wolverine is wounded by Ninjas, his body recovers in an astoundingly short period of time. Life seems to be imitating sequential arts, as Anderson Silva rapidly recovers from his horrific leg break suffered vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 168 on Dec 28.

Dec 28
Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman

Dec 30
“We’re not even 48 hours from the surgery, and tibia fractures, though we can get them to heal, can have a slower healing,” said Dr. Steven Sanders, who performed the hour-long surgical procedure on the 29th. “If I had to make a guess less than 48 hours from the operation, it would be the fracture healing in three to six months, and attempting to train, six to nine months. You don't rehab a broken bone, it heals itself.”

Jan 2
Anderson Silva @SpiderAnderson
I want to say thank you to all my fans and friends to support me at this moment,I wish a great and happy 2014 to all

Jan 10
Dana White @danawhite
Leg is healing fast, he will be walking without crutches in 30 days.

Feb 10
Via Instagram 
Superação, força e honra! (Resilience, strength, and honor)

Feb 16
Anderson Silva ‏@SpiderAnderson
Estou voltando (I'm coming back.)

Now, less than two months from the injury, UFC president Dana White says after speaking with Silva's physician, the former middleweight champion could be fighting before the end of this year.

“So the doctor showed me his bone tonight, his legs,” said White at the UFC 170 post-fight press scrum, as transcribed by 5thRound. “He said, ‘This is actually crazy, look at all the bone growth that he has in eight weeks.

“He said, 'Sometimes you don’t see that kind of bone growth in people in a couple years.’ Pretty crazy.”

When asked how early Silva could be back in the cage, White said “He could fight by the end of the year.”

“We'll see what happens. Anything could happen. He could hurt it in training, anything is possible. Or start training again and not feel the same. Anything can happen.”

White and ZUFFA CEO Lorenzo Fertitta plan to meet with Silva on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles.

And Silva's surgeon even said that with a titanium rod in it, the shin will eventually be stronger than it was before…

And in the latest step in is recovery, Silva posted to Instagram a clip of him hitting the pads.