Chris Weidman has provided an update on his health after suffering a horrific leg break at UFC 261 in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Weidman, who was facing Uriah Hall in a middleweight bout, attempted to kick the Jamaican; upon impact, his leg snapped and collapsed beneath him.
The fight was immediately called off after just 17 seconds, and now Weidman has provided an update following successful surgery.
"It's pretty brutal, but I'm going to get through this. I think it's going to be eight weeks until I can walk without crutches… and drive and all that. And as far as actual training, they said between six and twelve months," Weidman said on his Instagram page.
"They successfully put a titanium rod through the tibia, my fibula was broken as well… and they feel that can heal on its own as long as I'm not putting weight on it."
However, despite the setback, Weidman is trying to look on the bright side.
"Honestly, as soon as it happened, and I hit the floor, I've seen my leg and the pain started hitting me, but I was just trying to put my mind on something positive to come out of this.
"And I'm hopeful that something is going to come out of this that's good."
Weidman was also thankful for the outpouring of support that he has received over the past 24 hours.
"I've seen, and I've heard, all the love and support I'm getting… I'm so thankful.
"I know Anderson Silva came out and said some really nice things."
Anderson 'The Spider' Silva suffered a similar injury – ironically against Weidman – back in 2013, and he has offered his well-wishes.
"My deepest and most sincere sentiments champ. Have faith, I wish you a speedy recovery." Silva posted on his Instagram.
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