When UFC heavyweight Travis Browne was hobbled by a leg injury last Friday night at UFC on FX 5 it left fans fearing for the worst. Before long speculation began running wild on how severe the damage was and how long the talented big man would be out. Browne has since provided an update on his condition, delivering news possessing both good and bad elements.
According to Browne, by way of Twitter, he tore his hamstring and will spend some time on the sidelines as a result. On the bright side, the 30-year old is only expected to miss 2-4 months and will not need surgery.
“Hapa” also confirmed he suffered the damage after throwing a high kick in the match-up’s early stages.
Browne entered the bout with an overall record of 13-0-1, suffering the first loss of his career to Antonio Silva who was able to take advantage of his adversary’s health-related woe and score a TKO in the opening round of action. Fortunately, in light of the recent news, it looks like Browne will have an opportunity to get back on the winning track sooner than later, a prospect leaving fans happy and a few of his heavyweight peers undoubtedly nervous for his return.
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