Anthony Borg, the son of Albuquerque MMA fighter Ray Borg, won’t turn eight months old until Nov. 27. Yet, he already has undergone five surgeries.
Anthony suffers from hydrocephalus, an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Surgery No. 5, performed on Wednesday, became necessary when a shunt — essentially a valve that removes excess fluid — caused an infection.
On Twitter, Ray Borg explained that the shunt was removed and a temporary drainage system put in place. Later, it will be decided whether to install another shunt or if Anthony might be a candidate for a surgery that would make a shunt unnecessary.
Borg, meanwhile, has not fought in more than a year.