Chris Weidman fears he should still must amputate his leg after his sickening break suffered in opposition to Uriah Corridor at UFC 261.
The previous UFC middleweight champion was left writhing in ache when he landed a low calf kick flush in opposition to Corridor’s planted leg.
The affect immediately triggered his tibia to shatter and the ‘All-American’ was not even conscious of the break till he tried to put weight on his now decimated proper leg, earlier than collapsing in a heap.
Though Weidman was seen within the health club only a week in the past, 54 days after the break, the 37-year-old is under no circumstances within the clear.
Additional surgical procedure is required to take away a floating piece of bone contained in the leg, whereas failure to get satisfactory blood provide again to the realm might lead to ampuitation.
“There’s nonetheless quite a lot of issues I’m going to must take care of, he informed MMAFighting.com.
“Even taking out that piece of bone that’s floating in there, that’s essentially the most minimal factor I’m fascinated by nevertheless it’s one thing.
“The blood provide coming again to my leg fully is the large factor — I’m not even apprehensive about it however that will be the largest challenge.
“That may imply amputation. So let’s simply hold praying that I get full blood provide again.
“That’s precisely what occurred to my thumb. I’ve a hip bone that’s on this thumb proper right here as a result of bone did deteriorate and blood provide didn’t come again after I fought Kelvin Gastelum.
“The tibia bone is the most certainly bone to not take and to have points getting blood provide coming again after breaking it.
“I figured I kicked it as onerous as I can, and I do know I kick onerous, so it’s a really traumatic fracture. That being mentioned, I feel I’m good.
“The physician mentioned he thinks there’s some therapeutic occurring in there and there’s some rebuilding of bone, in order that’s an excellent signal.”