The injury bug is a devilish entity, striking even the most powerful athletes. This time, it's taken the form of a torn quad muscle on the leg of UFC lightweight attraction, Bobby Green. Green had been experiencing some knee pain, so he went in to see Dr. William Kessler, aka The OC Fight Doc, this past week, where it was immediately apparent that there was a serious issue at hand. Dr. Kessler sent Bobby for an MRI where it was determined he had torn his quad. Surgery was performed this past Friday to repair the muscle. Bobby shared a picture from his surgery. Be forewarned, the image is extremely graphic and not for those with delicate sensitivities.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE
Bloody Elbow spoke with Green's manager, Jason House, who detailed the incident.
"Bobby suffered a torn quad muscle. We got an MRI on Tuesday and had surgery on Friday. We can't thank Dr. Kessler enough for getting him in that surgery so fast so that we can get the healing process started. Bobby will be out for around 6 weeks before we can start to strengthen his leg up for training and competition."
*Please note that Dr. Kessler made the surgical referral. He did not perform the surgery.*
Dr. Kessler is a chiropractor in the Southern California area with a thriving practice that's been around for nearly 20 years. He's known for working with athletes and has a client list that's virtually a who's who of top MMA and kickboxing stars, NFL players, policemen, firemen and people from all walks of life.
Bloody Elbow will keep our readers updated on Bobby's progress as more information becomes available. We wish Bobby a very speedy recovery.
If you're looking for more Bobby Green news, here's his controversial interview on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani: