Friday, December 16, 2011

GSP knee surgery successful

Source : ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St.-Pierre underwent a knee operation in Los Angeles for his torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

"It went great," said St.-Pierre's coach Firas Zahabi Zahabi in MMA "The doctor said it could not have gone better."

The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Doctors expect St.-Pierre to recover in 6 to 10 months’ time.

St.-Pierre was supposed to defend his belt against Carlos Condit at UFC 137, but had to pull out due to an injury in his right knee.

This forced UFC to pit Condit against Nick Diaz for the interim welterweight belt in UFC 143 on February 4.

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