Jan Blachowicz return to action delayed after scheduling second surgery

Jan Blachowicz won’t be back in the octagon for a while.

On Saturday, the former UFC light heavyweight champion posted an update on his health on social media, two weeks after announcing that he was pulling out of a rematch with Aleksandar Rakic scheduled for UFC 297 on Jan. 20.

Blachowicz cited an injury to his shoulders that would require surgery. Now, it appears that he’ll have to wait for both shoulders to be taken care of after having the right one recently operated on.

See Blachowicz’s post below.

“First shoulder operated on,” Blachowicz wrote. “Unfortunately, there was too much work to do with one, so they couldn’t fix both at once. Another surgery soon. I’ll have to wait a little longer to come back.”

Two months shy of his 41st birthday, it’s unclear when Blachowicz will be in fighting shape again. He most recently fought at UFC 291 this past July, where he dropped a narrow split decision to future champion Alex Pereira. Prior to that, the former light heavyweight champion came close to regaining his title after fighting Magomed Ankalaev to a split draw at UFC 282 with a vacant belt on the line.

Rakic has already been re-booked after losing his UFC 297 clash with Blachowicz. He fights Jiri Prochazka at UFC 300 in Las Vegas on April 13.

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