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Jon Jones’s Toe Wasn’t Actually Broken (?!); Champ Will Be Ready for Action in 6-8 Weeks

(‘Tis but a scratch.)

Despite initial assumptions that Jon Jones suffered a compound fracture of his left big toe during his UFC 159 title defense against Chael Sonnen, the injury was later determined to be a dislocation. (You know, kind of like how Miesha Tate didn’t actually get her arm snapped in half by Ronda Rousey, despite all visual evidence to the contrary.) Dr. Robert Klapper, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, appeared on yesterday’s installment of UFC Tonight to explain Jones’s injury, and give his insight on the recovery process, which doesn’t sound so bad, considering how ugly things looked on Saturday.

The rehab involves, number one, you put [the toe] back into place,” Klapper said. “Line it up again. Wash out the joint because there’s lots of bad bacteria on that mat, and you need to make sure there’s no infection. The rehabilitation is just let things scar down, which they will. 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. Back to fighting, six to eight weeks.”

Alright, so Bones is out of action for two months, tops, which means that Lyoto Machida’s proposed #1 contender bout against Alexander Gustafsson might not be necessary after all. Condolences, Lyoto.

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Gobbleston- May 2, 2013 at 8:28 am
Fuck you guys for putting that shit on the front page. I'd rather see that ginormous bitch that has sex 16 times a day instead of that toe picture.
remeadial- May 2, 2013 at 7:39 am
This is the excuse I give my wife every night when she wants some.
danomite- May 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm
When I first saw it I assumed dislocation, then I heard DW call it a compound fracture. It probably would have been better if it was a fracture. Once a joint is dislocated once it tends to happen more easily the next time.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm
I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
And my big toe was missing again.
This happens all the time.
It's detachable.
hroobarb- May 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm
I doubt you'll find many people recognising a King Missile reference around here.
amsterdamheavy- May 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm
Im reading that as 6 weeks to heal plus 6-8 weeks of rehab, so more than 2 months in other words.
paperplane- May 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Jon 'dislocated-toes' Jones
Deadpanda- May 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm
A) Thank you for that. I had seen it before but I was not expecting to see it again... assholes >.>
B) WTF?! not broken? just dislocated & 1/2 ripped off, yeah that's so much better o.o
JayJitsu310- May 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Did that to my pinkie finger, not a good time.
The12ozCurls- May 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Broken. Dislocated. Who gives a shit? It's fucking gross!
algiersheadkick504- May 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Fuck. That.