Mark Zuckerberg suffered a torn ACL while training for an upcoming mixed martial arts competition, revealing Friday he’s undergone surgery and is on the road to recovery.
“Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it,” the Meta CEO shared on Instagram, along with a slew of photos from his hospital bed. “Grateful for the doctors and team taking care of me. I was training for a competitive MMA fight early next year, but now that’s delayed a bit.
In the photos, Zuckerberg, 39, is seen with his left leg bandaged and in a supportive leg brace.
“Still looking forward to doing it after I recover. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.”
The father of Facebook also shared a picture of his wife, Priscilla Chan, wiping his forehead and putting on a pair of slides to the foot on his injured leg.
Zuckerberg started training in Brazilian jiujitsu (BJJ) just a few years ago during the coronavirus pandemic, but his late start to the sport is no side workout to stay in shape.
The social network mogul declared that he had to be willing “to get beaten up a lot” and that BJJ comes with a learning curve when he first started training.
“Part of learning is failing,” he told podcast host Lex Fridman in June. “People who train jiujitsu — you need to not have pride.”
In June, fellow tech giant Elon Musk, 51, challenged Zuckerberg to a “cage match” after Zuckerberg’s Meta-owned Instagram reported plans to build a text-based social media platform “Threads” to rival Twitter.