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UFC 168: Anderson Silva Surgery Breakdown by Dr. Steven Sanders

Dan HiergesellChief Writer IVDecember 11, 2016

In case your head was buried in sand, Anderson Silva brutally broke his left leg at UFC 168 after champion Chris Weidman checked a hard second-round kick.

Now, while there have been countless reports about how serious the injury was, what the recovery entails and the chances of Silva coming back, none are more educational than Dr. Steven Sanders' breakdown earlier this week.

Sanders is the UFC's orthopedic surgeon and explains in detail how Silva's leg snapped, what exactly went wrong, the rod that was placed to stable the Brazilian's broken limb and the recommendations he had when operating on the former champ.


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