UFC star Chris Weidman gives thumbs up from hospital bed after emergency surgery to repair shattered broken leg

CHRIS WEIDMAN has underwent successful surgery to repair his broken leg following his horror injury against Uriah Hall over the weekend.

The former middleweight world champion shattered his right tibia just seconds into his rematch with Primetime at UFC 261 following a leg check from the 36-year-old.

Weidman, 36, left the arena on a stretcher to a shocked crowd in what was one of the worst injuries in UFC history.

His broken tibia mirrored the injury he inflicted on Anderson SIlva in 2013, and the Spider was quick to wish Weidman a 'speedy recovery'.

And the American's wife Marivi has taken to Instagram where she has told her followers that the surgery was a success.

Posting a snap of Weidman giving the thumbs up from his hospital bed, she said: "Well that was horrible. Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed.

"It’s been a lonnnggg day but so happy to finally see this man of mine post surgery.

"Everything went well thank you Lord! Very thankful for the medical staff, UFC family @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonek and our family and friends here rallying to help with the kids.

"My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication that he puts into his training everyday and the great man that he is, so I only want the best for him.

"While this absolutely sucks in the moment and for some weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed by the love and support we have far and wide and are very aware how blessed we are.


"All of that overpowers the awfulness of this situation."

Fans were quick to send their get well soon messages, as one commented: "Praying for speedy recovery."

Another remarked: "Prayers for days. If anyone can bounce back it’s this guy."

A third added: "So thankful to read this post! Praying for his healing and for you and the kids!"

One simply stated: "Great to see him with a smile on."

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