Some good news has surfaced on the injury front for UFC superstar Georges St. Pierre, the 22-2 welterweight champion who watched a February title-defense against Nick Diaz go out the window after tearing his ACL while training for the bout. According to the French-Canadian’s doctor, per St. Pierre’s Twitter account, recent surgery to repair the damaged knee was a “huge success,” adding that “Rush” should be back in the ring in less than ten months.
Of course, given GSP’s workout routine and reputation for top notch conditioning, chances are the popular 30-year old will be back sooner than expected.
St Pierre’s physician, who performed a “patellar tendon autograft,” is one of the top out there in the field, doing work with a number of professional athletes including his service as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team practitioner.
While he recovers St. Pierre will have to watch as Carlos Condit and Diaz square off over an interim title at the very event GSP was set to defend his belt at. Assuming he is ready to fight in Fall 2012 St. Pierre will have been out of action for approximately sixteen months and no doubt frothing at the bit to get back to business.
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