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How’s Georges’ eye?

There seems to be a lot of questions about the seriousness of Georges St Pierre’s eye injury from Saturday night. From the douchebag fan demographic: Was it bad enough to excuse his shitty performance? Was it just an excuse for another Great Safe Play? And from the human beings concerned for an athlete’s health: is there any permanent damage to the eye? Is Georges gonna need surgery or time off? MMA Weekly gets an update for all:

“The doctors were very worried it was a detached retina because they couldn’t see inside his eye. They flashed the light inside his eye and normally they’re supposed to be able to see inside the eye, but the eye was filled with obstructions. The doctor was saying he couldn’t see inside, so he needed to go to a specialist,” St-Pierre’s lead trainer Firas Zahabi told MMAWeekly Radio.

“Luckily it was just blood in the eye and not the detached retina. This occurred after the swipe to the face.”

This is extra fortunate considering how conservatively Georges fights with only one eye. With both eyes secure, he can now get back to wowing crowds with his devil may care go for broke style of fighting.

(gif via Iron Forges Iron)

  • Reverend Clint says:

    maybe he will learn that finishes end fights before you can lose an eye

  • AZ Bored says:

    lol sarcasm is wonderful.

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    After hearing that he couldn’t see into or out of his eye does change things a bit. Although Clint is right, if he wasted Shields in the second round his eye wouldn’t have been an issue…

  • Komodo says:

    Glad it wasn’t the retina.

  • CAP says:

    I give it 8 flying pigs chance we see the old flashy GSP return.

  • matthewpolly says:

    He could have taken bigger risks even with sight in only one eye. He chose not to.

  • frickshun says:

    Dana must be giving himself ulcers knowing the most marketable guy in the history of the sport is scared to take any risk (other than stepping in the cage)…..NOT GOOD FOR BUSINESS.

  • Joy 078 says:

    My cataract removal experience was fantastic. I had no discomfort at any time. My vision improved from 20/90 to almost 20/20 within 48 hours after surgery. I had a mild sedative only. I remained awake and alert throughout the surgery. It was outpatient surgery. I was released about three hours after arriving at the Cataract Surgery center.

  • iamphoenix says:

    Tell me moar about this “cataract surgery center”