Just hours after having his knee repaired, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre took to Twitter to update his fans. St-Pierre suffered a torn ACL while training for a fight with Nick Diaz that was set for UFC 143. Diaz will now face Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title while GSP heals up.
“Dr. ElAttrache says my surgery (ACL patellar tendon autograft) was huge success! Ligament very strong. Tks for support!,” St-Pierre wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday evening.
St-Pierre is looking at upwards of 10 months of rehab before he can return to the Octagon. When he does, he will face either Diaz or Condit to crown one UFC welterweight champion.
Mike Swick took to Twitter, writing, “GSP made a good choice using patellar tendon graph to fix his blown ACL over cadaver. Mine is feeling great 4 months post op. Very strong.”
Neal S. ElAttrache is the team doctor for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has worked on several pro athletes, helping them come back better and stronger than ever from knee damage.