Anderson Silva posts photo on crutches following leg surgery

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

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffered a gruesome injury on Dec. 28, when Chris Weidman perfectly checked a leg kick. Silva immediately went down in pain with a broken left tibia and fibula and needed to undergo surgery.

Now, four days after surgery, Silva is already able to make his way around with a smile on his face.

Sure, Silva is on crutches and will need three to six months before he is able to fully resume training, but the fact that he is in good spirits is a positive sign for how he will handle his recovery.

Silva shared a photo of himself with his family following surgery on Twitter:

We would like to wish Silva a full and speedy road to recovery as he fights his way back to the octagon.

Topics: Anderson SIlva, UFC, UFC 168

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