Gordon Ryan with a torn LCL tendon. Out of Combat Jiu-Jitsu tournament

During his huge with Gabrial Rocha at the last Kasai competition, there was a moment in the match where you could audibly hear popping and Gordon Ryan grimacing from a popped knee. And unfortunately, the diagnosis is pretty bad.

Jumping on his Instagram Stories, Ryan announced that he will be pulling out of the 4 man Combat Jiu-Jitsu event where he would have been facing Fabricio Werdum.

“Thanks for all the messages about my knee guys,” Gordon says in his Instagram Story. “Just got the MRI results back… I badly strained my Biceps femoris tendon and completely tore my LCL. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in Combat Jiu-Jitsu this time around. Sorry, everyone, sorry Victor Davila, Eddie Bravo, sorry to fans and competitors. Gonna see what the best plan of attack is now for a speedy recovery. I’ll be back asap my royal guards. Don’t worry.”

Sadly a torn LCL means that Ryan is going to be out of competitive Jiu-Jitsu for a very long time and we wish him all the best with his rehabilitation.

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