Kenny Florian Undergoes Knee Surgery for Staph Infection

Written by Tom Ngo
April 12th, 2010

Although it wasn’t a picture of a war wound he suffered during an MMA fight, UFC lightweight Kenny Florian decided to post an image of his staph infected knee regardless.

“A staph infection in your knee & being in a 3rd world country = not good,” Florian Tweeted on April 9th. “I’m on antibiotics to help this staph infection in my knee go away. I had bursitis before the Gomi fight & now it’s septic. Not fun. :(”

Florian, who just returned home from a well-deserved Caribbean vacation following his destruction of Japanese sensation Takanori Gomi at “UFC Fight Night 21” last month, took himself to a Boston-area hospital Monday afternoon for “precautionary” reasons.

“Being admitted to the hospital. Not good. Minor surgery & IV antibiotics on the way. Damn!!,” Florian Tweeted.

Ken-Flo’s manager, Ron Weinberg, told MMAJunkie.com that there’s no timetable for his return, however his client will remain in the hospital overnight.

“It’s just an unfortunate thing that happened, and he’ll be treated,” Weinberg told the website. “He’ll be in the hospital as long as it takes to evaluate everything and make sure he’s good.

“He said it was very, very painful. Like someone had a knife inside [his] bone.”

It’s so bad, that it almost appears as though there’s a baby inside of Florian’s knee.

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