UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar, who was forced to withdraw from his April UFC Fight Night 13 bout against Matt Hamill after suffering a serious knee injury, is expected to return to the UFC before the end of 2008 according to a report by The Fight Network:
“The 31-year-old Indianan underwent surgery to repair the damage in March.
“It’s going about as good as it can,” Bonnar said. “I’m about halfway there. Whenever you get a ligament replacement, it’s one of the longest injuries to recover from. I have a good surgeon, so I’m pretty optimistic.”
Bonnar – who owns victories against Keith Jardine and James Irvin – hopes to be able to resume training by September and aims to return to competition towards the end of the year. Time away has given him pause to reflect on his career.
“When something like this happens, a serious injury, it makes you not take things for granted,” Bonnar said. “I’m thankful I’m able to do it.””
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