UFC fighter Anderson Silva is surrounded by his five kids after a leg-kick gone wrong in his Dec. 28 match resulted in gruesome, career-threatening broken bones. While his athletic future is still uncertain, he is comforted by his family’s positive attitude.
Family support is proving to be the best medicine for UFC fighter Anderson Silva. The injured fighter broke his leg when he fought Chris Weidman on Dec. 28, and went through surgery to set the bones, but shared a family photo to show he is taking comfort in having his wife, Dayane, three sons — Kalyl, Joao, and Gabriel — and two daughters — Koary and Kauana — with him during his rest and recovery.
Anderson Silva’s Kids: Injured UFC Fighter Supported By Family After Leg Break
Anderson thanked his fans for their support, but he is most thankful that he is able to have his family by his side after suffering a terrible injury. “I want to thank all my fans and friends for their support and caring messages,” Anderson shared on his Instagram page on Dec. 29 along with a throwback family photo. “I’m fine now and I need to be with my family.”
In the photo, his family is all laughs and smiles, and Anderson is positive that his family will help him heal most. “A good rest with my children and wife will help me in recovery,” Anderson shared, before thanking his home country. “Thanks Brazil.”
Anderson Silva’s Injury: Considering Early Retirement
Anderson, 38, is maintaining a positive spirit and outlook during his recovery, after having a rod inserted into his left tibia and getting his broken fibula stabilized, but UFC President Dana White said he might not have the physical strength or drive to recover and get back in the ring.
“This would be a tough thing to overcome at his age,” Dana told the Los Angeles Times. “Anderson Silva’s been amazing, one of the greatest of all time. It’s a [bad] way to see him go out, but it’s part of the game… He’s an incredible human being. Maybe he’ll want to make a comeback. I don’t want to count him out, don’t want to count him in.”
We wish Anderson all the best during his recovery.
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