Meta founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Zuckerberg, has undergone surgery to repair a torn knee ligament.
In an Instagram post on Friday, Zuckerberg disclosed that he had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear while practising for an upcoming mixed martial arts tournament.
In an update on his surgery, he wrote, “I am on the road to recovery. Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it. 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. Still looking forward to doing it after I recover. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.”
Zuckerberg took up MMA during the pandemic, and from that time, his involvement has moved past casual, having built an octagonal fighting ring in his backyard.
The 39-year-old also shared a series of photos showing him in a hospital bed and his wife taking care of him.
In May, Zuckerberg took part in his first Jiu-Jitsu tournament and also won gold and silver medals.
“Competed in my first jiu-jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team. Thanks to Dave Camarillo, Khai Wu, and James Terry for training me!” he wrote.
The Meta founder also shared some pictures of him competing and winning the tournament.