Silva’s diagnosis showed that he was stricken with lumbago, a condition commonly found in athletes in contact sports. Soon after news of Silva’s hospitalization got out, Dr. Marcio Tannure, the fighter’s personal physician, went into detail with UFC.com about the physical setback.
Tannure said that the recovery for the fighter’s current injury will keep him out of the gym for 10 to 15 days. Part of the recovery, Tannure explained, is physiotherapy and taking ant-inflammatory medication.
“Strengthening and balance of the muscles are the best prevention for this type of problem, along with reducing the training intensity,” the doctor said.