Jon Jones injury update: Doctor says 'Bones' back to UFC fighting in 6-8 weeks
Jon Jones injury update: Doctor says 'Bones' back to UFC fighting in 6-8 weeks - MMAmania.com
"Bones" can breathe a sigh of relief -- as can his fans -- now that doctors have estimated he can return to the cage in 6-8 weeks following his toe jam at UFC 159 last weekend in Newark, N.J., which came during his first-round beatdown of Chael Sonnen in the night's main event.
That's the estimation from Dr. Robert Klapper (via UFC Tonight), Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, who says "Bones" didn't break his toe, so repairing the dislocation will take approximately six weeks. Following that, the lanky-but-lethal light heavyweight champion can focus on rehab and strength training.
"The rehabilitation involves putting the toe back into place. Line it up again. Because there's no fracture of the bone - it's just a dislocation - in six weeks it's healed, then you start range of motion and strengthening rehab. He'll be back to fighting in six to eight weeks."