When we first heard that Chuck Liddell had torn the shit out of his hamstring, everyone tried to play down the severity of it all. Dana White said that Chuck still wanted to fight and White had to pull the plug on the July fight. Everyone was expecting a quick heal and the Iceman back on a card sometime late summer / early fall. Well, now that’s no longer looking like it’s the case:
“His injury’s not good,” said UFC president Dana White. “He can barely bend over and tie his shoe. He tore his leg real bad. It’s pretty nasty.”
“I know the doctor told him to kind of play it by ear,” White said. “It’s one of those things that can heal in six days, or it could heal in 16 weeks. The doctor doesn’t really know. It depends on how fast Chuck can recover.”
I’m not a doctor, but I do watch a shitload of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, so I know a thing or two about how doctoring works.From my POV, I find it kinda strange that Chuck’s doctor is basically shrugging his shoulders and saying “It’ll heal when it heals”. Shouldn’t someone be concerned that the dude went from being able to take spread eagle photos of his crotch to not even being able to tie his shoes? What’s next, is his leg going to fall off? Natural progression of these pesky hamstring injuries, don’t ya know.
The ironic thing here is that the doctor probably wanted to prescribe a steroid of some sort to help with the healing, but … yeah. That wouldn’t go over well.