Chris Weidman posts X-ray images of ghastly compound fracture suffered at UFC 261

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Former UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman has been discharged from a medical facility in Jacksonville, Florida following successful surgery on a horrifying compound fracture suffered at UFC 261 on Saturday in his main card rematch with Uriah Hall.

Weidman, who tackled Hall in a rematch of their September 2010 clash under the Ring of Combat banner, suffered a brutal compound fracture of his right tibia and fibula. The Baldwin native saw his first offensive action of the night — a right low kick partially checked by Hall just eighteen seconds into the opening round.
Snapping his tibia and fibula upon impact immediately, Weidman stepped back following the kick — putting his body weight onto his right leg, hyperextending his leg severely before suffering a ghastly compound fracture.
Waving off the fight instantly, referee, Herb Dean allowed officials and medical staff to attend to Weidman, who had his right leg placed in a compression sleeve before he was removed from the Octagon via a stretcher.
Wheeled backstage and brought to a medical facility, UFC president, Dana White explained after the event that Weidman was in a stable condition, and expecting surgery to take place on Sunday.
Providing an update, Weidman’s wive, Marivi, explained how the procedure was a success, with a titanium rod placed in her husband’s right leg in an attempt to realign his tibia, secured by a pair of screws. As for his fibula, doctors informed him that they are hopeful it will realign and heal by itself.
Posting a video on his official Instagram, Weidman himself explained that doctors had informed him that he will be unable to walk without the aid of crutches for eight weeks and that a period between six to twelve months will have to taken into consideration before he begins training once again.
This afternoon, Weidman took to his official Twitter account where he posted a couple of x-ray images of his leg both prior to and after the surgical procedure performed on Sunday morning in Florida.

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