Two months after being hospitalized with brain and other injuries following a car accident, UFC featherweight Matt Grice has been released from the hospital. Grice, a full-time Oklahoma City police officer, was hit from behind while off duty and stopped at a red light in early September.
He was immediately hospitalized and underwent brain surgery. A few weeks later, Grice reportedly began moving his limbs again and responding to verbal cues.
On Monday, Grice appeared on The MMA Hour. "I feel pretty good," Grice said.
"I still have the brain injury and stuff, so it's a little different, a longer road. But, physically, I feel okay. My balance is a little off still with the brain injury. But, other than that, I feel pretty good. I was in the hospital for two months and I got to come home a week and half ago to do outpatient rehab. I do rehab in the day and at night I get to go home to my family, it's awesome."
Grice also said that he may have another operation in December to replace part of his skull that was initially removed to relieve pressure on his brain. Despite this, he said that his doctors have not ruled out a return to MMA competition.
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