Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre says knee surgery was successful


April 10, 2014, TORONTO (ISN) – Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre says his knee surgery went well.

The Montreal mixed martial art tweeted a photo of himself in shorts, T-shirt and leg brace on a hospital gurney.

“Just got out of the hospital — surgery was a success. Road to Recovery has started again,” he wrote Wednesday night.

St-Pierre (25-2) vacated his 170-pound title in December, saying he needed a break from the sport. But he kept training and tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during a workout.

The operation was done by Neal ElAttrache, the Los Angeles-based surgeon who did reconstructive surgery on GSP’s other knee in December 2011. ElAttrache also looked after NFL star Tom Brady’s knee in 2009.

The 32-year-old fighter has said he plans to return to MMA but has not provided a timeline.


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