Georges St-Pierre to Have ACL Surgery Next Week in Los Angeles

April 3, 2014
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Georges St-Pierre UFC World TourFormer UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will have surgery to repair his torn ACL next week in Los Angeles, according a report on Wednesday evening.

As told on UFC Tonight, St-Pierre will see the same physicians with whom he had his last ACL surgery in 2011.

St-Pierre told the FOX Sports 1 program that he injured his left knee last week towards the end of one of his training sessions. The fighter’s foot got caught in the training mats and he heard a pop, according to UFC Tonight.

Despite the injury and a feeling instability in the knee, GSP said he is in no pain at all, the report said.

Prior to tearing the ACL in his left knee, St-Pierre tore the same ligament in his right knee in 2011, forcing him out of the Octagon for several months after. Upon his return, he defeated interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in November 2012.

St-Pierre has been on a hiatus since defeating Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November of last year, taking a leave of absence from the UFC, and vacating the welterweight title. The now-former champ has committed to retiring, nor has he revealed a timeline for a return to fighting.

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  • uncle

    The recovery should be a lot better he doesn’t have to
    rush into a fight, and he can finally relax, it will heal better
    also ,GSP is a soldier

  • Sir_Roy

    These reports need to be better edited. It states GSP HAS COMMITTED TO RETIRING which is a false statement. Some typos or omissions are not just typos, but can lead to false and downright bad reporting. As it has here. Please correct this.

  • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

    No free Canadian Healthcare?

    • Aton Rekoobecaf

      He could use his provincial healthcare, but if I had the choice, and I was a rich elite athlete, I’d go to the best there was to offer too. He can afford it.

      • Kris-tyahn

        It’s not so much about the being rich & getting the best, Canada has many top knee surgeons, BUT there’s anywhere between 8-14 months waiting list. Now don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t hurt to be filthy rich & to be able to pick whatever surgeon you want/one of the best in the world, but I think it has more to do with time frame. Why wait 8-14 months, while you can pay top dollar to get one of the best in the world & get it done ASAP?!? Not to mention the top of the line rehab he will get, which is located in the same area.
        Doesn’t hurt to be familiar with the whole process, location & surgeon. It worked so well the 1st time, why wouldn’t he go to the exact same place? He’s probably go some top of the line insurance or maybe he’ll get a “discount” for going to the same doctor & giving him plenty of “free” publicity & nothing but amazing things to say about the surgeon, that can’t be bad for business when one of the worlds top athletes go to the same surgeon twice in 3 years!

        • Aton Rekoobecaf

          Agreed all around. Time is of the essence.

  • Lawdog1521

    The surgery will take 25 minutes and two of the doctors say it will take 48 to 47 weeks to recover and one will state it’ll take a solid 50 to 45 weeks to recover.

    GSP will refuse to commit to having any surgeries in the future.