Today was the big day for Georges St. Pierre’s knee surgery.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who is considered one of the best orthopedic surgeons in sports medicine, performed a complete reconstruction of GSP’s ACL and repaired damage in his meniscus at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles earlier today. According to GSP, the doctor said the operation couldn’t have gone better.

Good news! The surgery (ACL patellar tendon autograft reconstruction) was a total success! Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the operation, said it could not have gone better. Ligament is super strong. Thank you for all the messages of support- gave me a lift!

St. Pierre’s recovery time is expected to be between 6-10 months depending on how he responds to rehab, so if all goes well, we may see him back in the Octagon late next year.

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