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Bobby Green suffers torn ACL, lateral meniscus; surgery scheduled for next month

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A week after Bobby Green withdrew from his July 15 fight against Al Iaquinta, details have emerged about the extent of his injury.

According to Amanda Earley, the PR manager for Iridum Sports Agency, Green's management team, "King" suffered a torn ACL and lateral meniscus while training for the fight. Their full statement is below:

"On Saturday, June 15, while training in his home gym in California, Bobby Green was injured through no fault of his own nor his training partner. It was determined this week that he will require surgery for a torn ACL and lateral meniscus. The surgery is scheduled for July 15 in California.  At this time, Bobby is estimated to be rehabilitated in time for an early (Jan./Feb.) 2016 return to the Octagon.  

"He sends his respect to Al Iaquinta in hopes that they can, in fact, stand toe-to-toe for an exciting fight (not a track event) once he's recovered.

"As always, he has much love and gratitude to his family, team, and fans for their support."

Gilbert Melendez has since agreed to fight Iaquinta on one month's notice in the co-main event of the UFC Fight Night San Diego card.