Anthony Smith Shares Out X-Ray of Broken Hand he Incurred in UFC Stockholm Win
By FCF Staff
Immediately after Anthony Smith submitted Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Stockholm, he reported he had broke his left hand during the fight. Since then, x-rays have confirmed that the light-heavyweight contender did indeed, break his hand during the pivotal win.
Smith shared out the x-ray below with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
This is an X-Ray of Anthony Smith’s broken left hand. Just took it and sent it to me. His surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. He believes he broke it in the second round. pic.twitter.com/F63Qa7qoFV
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 3, 2019
”I think I said initially it happened in the first round, but it actually happened in the second,” he added. “It was a big overhand left, it must have hit him right on the top of the forehead … I knew right away, as soon as I landed the punch I felt the pop and I went to open and close my hand and I could feel the clicking and the bones moving around in the hand.”
Smith is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, and the fighter believes it will be around six months before he fights again.