Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman underwent a successful procedure to repair his broken leg sustained at UFC 261.

The Long Island representative suffered a broken leg after throwing a checked low kick just seconds into his bout against Uriah Hall last weekend – an injury that echoed the one Anderson Silva endured against Weidman himself all those years ago.

Silva offered up messages of support to Weidman after witnessing his gruesome injury.

Days on from the incident, Weidman took to social media to share an update on his progress and before and after X-ray photos of his leg.

“Before and after X-rays of this nightmare. Special thanks to Dr. Gitlin for performing a successful surgery and being so helpful during the entire process,” Weidman wrote on social media. “Also, a big thank you to Dr. Davidson from the [UFC] for making sure I was taken care of properly and speaking to these doctors on my behalf.

“It made me feel so much better having him involved because I know he had my back. The primary concern is the bone punctured through my calf and skin when I put my weight on it, making sure the laceration doesn’t get infected.”


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