Nicky Ryan is a beast. At “The Road to ADCC“, which took place on July 17, he displayed a dominant game of wrestling and BJJ to gain a win against Dante Leon.
However, what makes his victory even more admiring is the fact that Ryan suffered an injury to his leg around halfway into the match. This injury forced him to engage from his back until the end… And after the match was over, he was unable to walk and had to be helped off the mat.
Nicky took it to Instagram to share the news about his injury, as well as the possible 6-month layoff from Jiu-Jitsu:
So I just got the results of my mri and was told that my meniscus has completely flipped around and it’s causing my knee to lock up. At this point I’m still unable to walk or extend my leg so it will definitely require surgery. I’m stuck between getting it repaired which is a 4-6 month recovery time or getting it taken taken out which is only a 4-6 week recovery time but almost guarantees that I get arthritis later down the line. 2 of my teammates haven gotten the repair done and both of them ended up hurting it again and eventually had to get it removed anyways. The doctor recommends that I get I repaired but so did the doctors of both of my teammates and the last I want is to waste 6 months of my life recovering from the repair surgery just to get it taken out anyways. I definitely have a lot to think about and will look to get a second opinion on it from another doctor.
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