Doctor Shockingly Backs Poirier's Claim About McGregor's Injury

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Knocked out: Conor McGregor
Knocked out: Conor McGregor GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Harry How

A physical therapist has made a detailed analysis about Conor McGregor's horrible foot injury at UFC 264.

The rubber match between McGregor and Dustin Poirier ended up with a disappointing technical knockout due to a doctor stoppage after the former broke his left ankle in the closing seconds of round 1.

Sharing a detailed analysis about McGregor’s injury, sports scientist and physical therapist, Dr. Rajpal Brar, bared that “something” may have already been going on with the former UFC champ’s foot and Poirier could be right when he said that “it cracked.”

According to Brar, the footage shows an “indicative” that McGregor’s ankle was already “unstable” even before it completely broke.

“As for how it happened, the final step is unlikely the root cause of the injury but rather indicative of an already unstable ankle,” Brar explained in a video. “On an earlier kick, Conor’s distal foot hit the outside of Poirier’s knee and Dustin pointed at Conor to almost let him know that something happened.”

“Aligning with that, I noticed this line on the outside of Conor’s left ankle which aligns near the ankle talocrural joint made me think there was already something going on,” he added.

As for how long will McGregor be able to completely recover, Brar assured that though the said injury looked as terrifying as the case of Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, it usually heals faster.

“The silver lining here is that these distal fractures tend to heal than mid-shaft fractures like Chris Weidman or Anderson Silva which are 9+ months injuries,” he predicted.


Conor McGregor during UFC 264
JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland sits on the mat after injuring his ankle in the first round in his lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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McGregor, on the other hand, has recently provided an update on his injury.

An optimistic “Notorious” said in a video that “everything” has been going well and he is already on his way to recovery.

"Everything went to plan," McGregor said of the operation on Twitter. "Everything went perfectly. I'm feeling tremendous. We've got six weeks on a crutch now, and then we begin to build back.”

The same statement was earlier released by McGregor’s manager Audie Attar, who confirmed that the surgery was “successful” and they are confident the UFC star will definitely be able to fight again.

"Conor is in recovery after three hours of surgery," the statement read. "The surgery was successful in repairing fractures of his tibia and fibula. His physicians included Dr. Neal ElAttrache from Kerlan-Jobbe, Conor's longtime orthopedist, and trauma surgeon Dr. Milton Little from Cedars-Sinai.”

"Both doctors are confident that with time he will make a full recovery,” it added. “We anticipate his return to the Octagon."

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