Thursday evening, the former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre tweeted that he had suffered a torn ACL in training and would require surgery in a few days.
Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I’ll soon be back at 100%. Thanks for the support
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) March 27, 2014
Georges St. Pierre also posted this message on his facebook page:
Just got confirmation that I tore my left knee ACL during training this week… Surgery in a few days and rehab starts right away. We all face challenges in our lives and I know only one way to take this one: Pain, hard work, no shortcuts and I will soon be back at 100%. Stay tuned and thanks for your amazing support, as always. Merci à tous pour vos encouragements.
GSP had walked away from the sport citing that he needed a break after his UFC welterweight title defense over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November of 2013. While he no longer competed in the sport, GSP had stated in the past that he still continues to train martial arts on a regular basis.
This is the 2nd time GSP has torn his ACL in 3 years. Back in November of 2011, GSP had torn his right ACL in preparation for a fight against Carlos Condit scheduled for UFC 143. The injury would sideline him for 10 months.