At UFC 168, the longtime Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, broke his leg in gruesome fashion after Chris Weidman checked a leg kick. As the MMA world sat in shock, Silva screamed in agony on the Octagon floor. It was a horribly unfortunate injury, and certainly not the way MMA fans wanted to see the legend go out.
Incredibly, multiple reports have surfaced that Silva is determined to return to the Octagon. Earlier this week, Dr. Sanders, the man who conducted Silva’s emergency surgery, stated that Silva would likely not be able to throw a leg kick for up to a year. Regardless, Anderson Silva wants to come back to the UFC and finish his career on his own terms.
Today, UFC president Dana White, visited Anderson and posted this picture along with a progress update on Twitter:
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 10, 2014
According to Dana, Anderson Silva will be walking without crutches in 30 days. Obviously this is a huge step forward in the return of ‘The Spider’, but let’s not get our hopes up. There is still a lot of progress to be made, and a lot of rehab to undergo before Anderson Silva is ready to step foot inside the Octagon.