UFC star Chris Weidman shows off metal rod in X-rays after gruesome leg break

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UFC star Chris Weidman has shared graphic before and after X-rays of the broken leg he sustained against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.

Weidman shattered his right tibia and fibula seconds into his rematch with Hall after attempting to throw the first strike of the bout.

Unaware of the damage he had done, Weidman then tried standing on his broken leg, which subsequently collapsed underneath him.

The fight was immediately stopped for the 36-year-old to receive treatment and he was eventually stretchered from the octagon.

Weidman shared an update on Tuesday with three X-rays of the injury, one showing the break itself and two showing the post-surgery results.

The former Middleweight Champion had his leg put back together by doctors using a metal rod, and screws and bolts.

In a post on Instagram, he wrote: “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.

“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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  • Weidman also provided fans with a video update from his hospital bed and mentioned details of when he’s likely to return to the octagon.

    The injured fighter has set a date of ‘between six to 12 months’ to make his comeback, but admitted his situation was ‘not fun.’

    He has been inundated with messages of support from fans and fellow fighters, including Anderson Silva who also sustained a horrific leg-break in 2013.

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