‘6 Weeks on Crutch and We Build Back’- Conor McGregor Gives an Update on His Surgery Following the Freak Injury at UFC 264

Published 07/11/2021, 11:12 PM EDT


Conor McGregor suffered a nasty injury in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. McGregor came out of the gates charging like a bull and used calf kicks early and often. ‘The Notorious’ used his calf kicks to impede the lead leg of his opponent and to try to slow him down. This ultimately turned out to be the reason behind Conor McGregor’s fracture. 

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After the event, Dana White confirmed that Conor McGregor had suffered a broken lower fibula and tibia and would undergo surgery to fix the issue.

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Following his surgery, McGregor shared an update with his fans on Twitter stating, “Just out of the surgery room guys! Surgery went excellent! Feeling tremendous! 6 weeks on crutch and we build back! Let’s go! God bless”

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Will we see Conor McGregor in action again?

The common consensus was that one of the many kicks Conor McGregor threw either met Poirier’s elbow or knee, both parts being significantly denser than the shin. The same circumstances caused freak injuries to the likes of Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. 

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Recent reports suggest doctors inserted an intramedullary rod in his tibia, as well as a small plate and screws to repair the fibula. The operation lasted over three hours and was performed by Dr. Elattrache and Dr. Milton Little at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. ‘The Notorious’ is expected to be in the hospital till Tuesday or Wednesday. Subsequently, he will begin his rehabilitation process. 

Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva are two names that come to mind as they have had similar injuries. Weidman’s injury was the most recent of the two. Silva recovered from the injury and fought multiple times after that. Weidman on the other hand is recovering well and posts regular updates on his social media channels. 

The injury sustained by Conor McGregor is by no means a career-threatening injury. But it will surely take a lot of time away from the sport and a lot of care and recovery work to get the leg back to full fitness. However, McGregor will have the best in the business looking after him. And therefore, fans should expect a quick recovery from the Irishman. 

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What do you make of Conor McGregor’s injury? When do you think we will see him fight again? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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