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Wanderlei Silva Struck By Car While Riding Bicycle, Shoulder Surgery Seems Likely

(Yeah, but you should see THE CAR.”)

Brazil continues to be an absolute terror for mixed martial artists on two-wheeled modes of transportation, Nation.

The latest victim of Brazil’s notoriously rough streets? Wanderlei Silva, who was struck by a car while riding a bicycle last night.

Details after the jump.

The news was first broke via The Axe Murderer’s official Facebook page.

“We inform that Wand has been in an accident. A car hit him while he was returning home on his bike following a training session. Because of that, he injured his shoulder and undergoes surgery today. We ask for your prayers for our champion.”

Having just gotten his lifetime ban from the sport reduced to a three year suspension (retroactive to his failed fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175), Silva was expected to take part in Rizin’s eight man, open-weight tournament later this year. No word yet on how or if this injury will affect his slot in the tournament.

We’ll keep you up to date on Silva’s recovery as it happens, but given what we’ve seen in recent weeks, let’s all just be thankful that Silva’s accident wasn’t much, much worse.

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