Dominick Cruz underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday and has deemed the operation a success.
Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC), the former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, is in good spirits after going under the knife to fix the shoulder injury that forced him to withdraw from a matchup with John Lineker that was scheduled for this month.
“The Dominator” shared a photo of himself post-surgery on social media, where he was covered in bandages with his right arm in a sling (via Twitter):
The surgery went well! I appreciate your support … Now on the road to recovery …
Cruz, No. 4 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings, hasn’t fought since dropping UFC gold to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 in December 2017. He’s competed just four times in the past seven years, constantly struggling with injuries over that time.
The latest surgery is expected to keep Cruz out of action for the majority, if not entirety, of 2019. However, Cruz has said he’s not going to let the setback end his career and the 33-year-old plans to fight again.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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