Chris Weidman has shared an update on his health in the wake of his horrific leg break back at UFC 261.
With his first move of the fight, Weidman suffered an open fracture of his tibia and fibula after an early leg kick was checked by his opponent Uriah Hall.
The former UFC middleweight champion immediately hit the canvas with fans soon realising what had happened.
In the last few days we’ve seen sporadic updates from Weidman and his family after he underwent successful emergency surgery.
Now, more than a week after UFC 261, Weidman has posted another video to his Instagram page to keep fans updated on his current status.
“I figured this would have been kind of like other surgeries I’ve had in the past where the first three or four days kind of suck and then it just gets better from there but to be honest with you, the first three or four days were probably the best days I’ve had,” Weidman said.
“Maybe the anesthesia was still in me and the inflammation may have been helping with some of the pain because – how many days am I out? Eight days out, something like that, from the surgery – after the three/four days, it was just super painful. I’m just literally sleeping all day. I was really trying not to take the oxycodone, I was just taking Tylenol and ibuprofen and then at certain points throughout the day I may have taken an oxycodone if I really needed it,” he added.
“The pain getting up to go to the bathroom or anything like that is so bad. When I have to go to the bathroom it takes such willpower and preparation mentally to get up because as soon as I start standing – well I don’t stand on the leg but on my crutches – the blood just starts pooling by my shin and my foot and just it is definitely brutal.”
While there’s obviously no return date set for Weidman yet, fingers crossed we see him make a full recovery and back in the octagon sooner rather than later.
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