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Dec 28, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Anderson Silva reacts after breaking his leg on a kick to Chris Weidman (not pictured) during their UFC middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 168: Dr. Sanders explains Anderson Silva's surgery

At UFC 168, long time Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, broke his leg in gruesome fashion. In the second round, Anderson threw a leg kick that was checked by Chris Weidman. Silva’s shin collided with Weidman’s knee, causing his leg to snap in half. Silva was immediately rushed into surgery, which was done by the UFC’s Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steven Sanders. The surgery was a success and Anderson is currently healing.

The UFC released a short video of Dr. Sanders explaining the surgery he performed on Anderson Silva this past Saturday night. The video is extremely intriguing, and gives us insight on how devastating the injury truly was. Hopefully Silva can heal completely and make a return to the Octagon sometime in 2014.

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