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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Undergoes Surgery After Knee Injury in MMA Training

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, recently underwent surgery after sustaining a knee injury during training for an upcoming mixed martial arts competition. In images he shared on Instagram, he can be seen in a hospital bed with his left leg bandaged and supported by a leg brace. The surgery was necessary due to a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) suffered during sparring.

In his Instagram update, Zuckerberg stated, “Tore my ACL during sparring and have just undergone surgery for its repair. I’m thankful for the dedicated medical team taking care of me. My preparations for an upcoming competitive MMA fight early next year have been temporarily postponed, but I’m eager to resume once I’ve fully recovered. I appreciate the outpouring of love and support from everyone.” ACL injuries commonly occur in sports that entail abrupt stops, directional changes, jumping, and landing, as described by the Mayo Clinic and are frequently accompanied by a distinctive popping sensation in the knee.

Rehabilitation after ACL surgery, according to Stanford Medicine, can take several months, with most athletes returning to full activity nine to 12 months post-surgery.

Zuckerberg’s followers offered their best wishes for his swift recovery, with one user commenting, “So sorry to hear that Mark! Wishing you a speedy recovery,” and another saying, “Going to heal back stronger. “This is the path to a swift and complete recovery. Wishing you the very best!”

In a previous Instagram post, Zuckerberg shared a selfie with a swollen face and multiple bruises under his eyes and on his nose, explaining that this resulted from an intense sparring session, a common training practice in combat sports.

Earlier this year, there was talk of a potential cage match between Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk following a public exchange on social media. However, Zuckerberg later stated that Musk “isn’t serious” about the fight and suggested it was time to move on from the idea.

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