UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon breaks the news on his official website.
Well, it looks like I will be having ACL surgery next week. I have had a history of bad luck with my knees. I have already had two knee surgeries… meniscectomies on both knees….The surgery scheduled for next week will not be so simple….To make things much worse, I need to have my ACL repaired as well. They think my torn ACL is causing my knee to shift ever so slightly and its destroying my meniscus.
Long story short… I will be off my feet for a month to a month and a half… training SUPER light in about 4 or 5 months… training decently hard in about 9 months and fighting in around 12-14 months. Its going to be a long rehab… but thats how it goes.
Bad news from J-Lau, sitting back 12-14 month in your prime can’t be easy for a fighter.
Joe Lauzon last competed at UFC Fight Night 17, defeating Jeremy Stephens by second round armbar.