The Conor McGregor injury suffered during his fight with Dustin Poirier in UFC 264 had many fans around the world looking for the nearest barfbag. And judging by what UFC president Dana White said, it was as serious as it looked.
White told media after the event that McGregor will undergo immediate surgery on Sunday. But he declined to speculate on how long it would take McGregor to recover.
White said: “All of this, you can’t do hypothetical things in this sport.” “It’s all about timing and what’s been happening and what’s happened since. We need to see how all this plays out. Conor is having surgery tomorrow. I don’t know how long he’s going out, how much rehabilitation and therapy he’s going to be. need. You know. “
McGregor sustained his injury in the diminishing seconds of the first round. His lower legs appeared broken and the battle ended immediately. Poirier was awarded a TKO win.
– Body Sports Policy (@__BodyPolSports) July 11, 2021
As for the length of McGregor’s potential recovery, a therapist diagnosed the injury as a fibula fracture and a possible tibia injury. A full recovery is likely, but a recovery of at least three months is on the table. Although the recovery time may be longer depending on the severity.
Judging by how the leg is twisted, it looks very serious.
In any case, a fibula fracture for Connor McGregor, perhaps also tibia. No open fractures (skin piercing), full recovery is likely. Will likely require surgery, minimum 3+ months of rehabilitation. It is possible longer depending on severity # Ch2626 pic.twitter.com/VsbgGz9XRz
– NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) July 11, 2021
UFC fans hope the third fight between McGregor and Poirier would be the last. But after the way this one ended, fans will wait as long as it takes for a fourth fight.
Lucky for them, Dana White is ready to give it up.
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