UFC’s Dominick Cruz Announces Another ACL Injury
By FCF Staff
After making a triumphant return earlier this past September, former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz has announced he’s incurred another, ACL injury.
Cruz, who was sidelined from 2011 through 2013 due a series of injuries, announced the news via his Facebook page:
It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury. This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries. Leading up to my last fight in September and after, I have practiced a very careful and methodical training and diet regime to keep my body healthy. Unfortunately, this is beyond my understanding and control. I don’t have a timetable for my return but trust and know I will pour my heart and soul into returning to the Octagon. I want to thank the UFC, my fans and my sponsors ahead of time for your support and prayers. I appreciate you more than you could understand. I don’t have any other facts to share right now. I, along with my camp, respectfully request privacy at this difficult time. Thank You.
Cruz returned to the Octagon at UFC 178, and quickly took out Takeya Mizugaki with a series of punches.
The 29 year-old fighter was expected to challenge champion TJ Dillashaw next. Now it remains to be seen, however, how long the renowned fighter will be out for.