Australia’s Jimmy Crute has confirmed that lingering knee problems have forced the Melbourne based light-heavyweight will go under the knife for knee reconstruction surgery.
While no date has been confirmed for the surgery, Crute has said that it will put him for the remainder of the year.
“Absolutely gutted to announce that I will be out for the rest of the year,” Crute said via social media.
“I need to have a knee reco [reconstruction]”
“I have been putting this off for years but I have sustained too much damage over the last few fights and it has finally come to the point that if I don’t get it fixed it could turn into a career ending injury.”
The 25-year-old last competed back in December where he was defeated by Jamahal Hill. That loss was his second in a row and took his MMA record to 12-3 and 4-3 within the UFC.
“I am obviously very disappointed but at the same time a challenge like this is also exciting. It gives me 9+ months to work on other aspects of training and life and come back 100% refreshed and injury free,” he added on his post.
“Thank you all for the continued support. I’m not going anywhere and the Bendigo express is still in full motion.”
Fight News Australia wishes Jimmy all the best with the surgery and a speedy recovery.
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