MMA so Din Thomas tore his meniscus, stretched his ACL, and bruised his femur & tibia

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  1. Atmosphere

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    DIN THOMAS LIKELY OUT FOR FOUR MONTHS
    Friday, September 28, 2007 - by Ken Pishna - MMAWeekly.com

    Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Din Thomas is out of action due to a serious knee injury suffered in his submission loss to Kenny Florian at Sept. 19’s UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas according to Dean Albrecht, a member of his business management team.

    Thomas appeared to suffer the knee injury when shooting in for an unsuccessful wrestling takedown on Florian. Moments later, Florian was on his back peppering him with punches and then locking in a rear naked choke for the submission.

    Results from an MRI showed that Thomas suffered a torn meniscus, stretched anterior cruciate ligament, and bruised femur and tibia.

    Albrecht indicated that Thomas is going to see a knee specialist in Atlanta next week. He will likely have arthroscopic surgery performed within the next two weeks.

    Following the surgery, Thomas will have to undergo at least two weeks of rehabilitation before he will be able to resume training. A return to competition will still be much further down the road. It is likely to be at least four months before Thomas can fight again.

    When he is able to fight again, Thomas, who had been on a three-fight winning streak, indicated that he would like a rematch with Florian.
     
  2. mbh819

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    I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in April. I was surprised when I found out how common of an injury it is. He'll be fine in a few months.

    It was still pretty crazy watching it happen to him like that.
     
  3. konrad109

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    Do their UFC contracts cover any sort of health insurance?
     
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    The meniscus is any easy one, I had surgery on Jan 4th and was back in the gym on the 7th, the problem here is the stretched acl. Depending on how bad it is stretched which they wont really know until they are in there will be the thing keeping him out. On top of that his bruised bones are just going to f'in hurt!
     
  5. acidix

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    No, their insurance is covered personally I believe.

    I hate hearing about bad injuries. Like when someone breaks their foot and its like, oh they dislocated their ankle, broke it, and tore all of the tendons.
     
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    nope, but if it happened in the ifl, theyd cover it:bowdown:
     
  7. Antigeek

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    That doesn't sound nearly as bad as it looked.
     
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  9. Gary Busey

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    tearing a meniscus isnt anywhere near as bad as tearing an ACL, right?
     
  10. Antigeek

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    Not even close. The meniscus is the "cushion" between the tibia and the femur.

    They can scope it to clean it up and he'll be fine in a couple months. Long term he may have issues though. He'll probably be a candidate for a knee replacement when he's 50 if it's severe enough.
     
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    I thought if the injury occurred during the fight then all medical is covered.
     

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