Knee Surgery Unnecessary for Anderson Silva Following UFC 237 Defeat
By: Tristen Critchfield May 14, 2019
Things looked grim for Anderson
Silva after Jared
Cannonier sent the Brazilian collapsing to the canvas with a
kick to the right knee in the UFC 237 co-headliner.
While the blow did result in a technical knockout defeat, multiple
outlets have confirmed with Silva’s team that “The Spider” will not
require knee surgery.
MMAFighting.com was first to report that Silva did not suffer
any ligament damage and will only need physical therapy before he
Silva’s camp told
ESPN.com that the fighter had suffered from right leg pain
during fight week and considering receiving an injection to relieve
the pain. In a social media post on Monday, the former UFC
seemed to hint that retirement was not in the cards.
“If you fell, get up. If it’s broken, fix it. No giving up or
thinking that you can’t because you lost a battle,” he wrote.
“There is one saying, I will go until the end and the more they
pressure me, the more I will want to go until the end.”
Silva has won just one of his last eight Octagon appearances dating
back to 2013.