Chris Weidman had his house destroyed during Hurricane Sandy and then tore up his shoulder training to fight Tim Boetsch. A torn labrum, to be specific, and he went on Twitter to discuss it.
Earlier today he had the following two Tweets:
“Off to get surgery today.Excited to get this over with and get rehabbing and come back stronger then ever.Thanks for the support #godisgood
“@UYsiJOSH: @ChrisWeidmanUFC how long before you can fight again?” I’m told ill be at 100 percent at 4 months if everything goes smoothly.”
Kubryk’s Commentary: Normally we at Inside Fights don’t like discussing fighters and their injury recoveries but I have personal experience in this as I had the exact injury repaired 11 years ago.
Four months is about right for recovery depending on how they decide to cut into him; they can either repair via arthroscopic means or do a full shoulder reconstruction. It all depends on the tear; I tore up several other things as well as the labrum thus I had the full reconstruction but the recovery for both surgeries is about four months in total. He won’t be able to fight in four months; he should be released in about four months to be able to get back into the gym then after physical therapy, et al, is completed.
It takes a good year for everything to really heal, though, as the shoulder takes time to adjust as things like muscle memory, et al, take a while to come back completely.