Josh Thomson shows off his ‘Franken-hand’ after thumb surgery

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson has seen his fair share of injuries over the years like most fighters, but thanks to social media sites like Instagram, we can now all share in the experience.

Thomson suffered a broken thumb during his fight with Benson Henderson at FOX UFC Saturday in January, and following the diagnosis he went in to have surgery to repair the damage.

On Thursday, Thomson went into have the stitches from the surgery removed before a cast is placed on his hand for the next two weeks.  Then doctors will go back into the thumb and remove the pins placed there to help stabilize the bone for healing.

The recovery phase is still underway, but Thomson seems in good spirits despite the look of his ‘Franken-hand’.

Following the fight and controversial decision loss to Henderson, Thomson wasn’t sure if he’d even return to the UFC and was contemplating retirement.  Days later he told FOX Sports that his decision still wasn’t made, and ultimately it would happen after some time off to reflect and conversations with his coaches along with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta.

From the sound of things right now, even with a broken thumb Thomson is living the UFC dream and appears at least in the early stages of coming back to the sport.