The fighter believes that he may have suffered an ACL injury, but Lee doesn’t reveal when that injury may have occurred.
“I haven’t gotten it checked out yet. I’ve been through enough injuries where I’m pretty sure it’s my ACL. It’s just a matter of how torn it is and what the severity is,” Kevin Lee said on The Luke Thomas Show (via Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com). “I got an appointment at 6:30 [today] all the hospitals are super backed up so I didn’t even bother going to the hospital. They are just sending me straight to the imaging center, get an MRI done on it. I haven’t been able to do much PT, it’s been about five days since it happened. It’s f****d, it’s my first time really going through a knee injury like this.”
There is no word yet on how long the injury could keep the fighter out of action for, but Lee did say he would take a year or more off after the loss to Oliveira.
Lee also believes that he may have also suffered from the coronavirus, but the fighter doesn’t go into much detail about the battle against the virus.
“Honestly, not even doing anything that was totally out of the ordinary. I mean, I’m not going to stay specifically how it happened because of insurance, you know. But, it wasn’t something totally out of the ordinary,” he said. “I think I may have been affected by this whole virus and shit more than I think. For some reason, I’ve been overly fatigued and my body isn’t feeling great. I zigged when I should have zagged and heard a pop pretty loud. Since then I’m unable to move it much.”
WorldOMeters reports that 2,276,340 people have been affected by the coronavirus worldwide and Lee may have been one of them.