Pacquiao's surgery a success, full recovery expected in six months

Milan Ordoñez on May 07, 2015 11:46 AM
Pacquiao's shoulder surgery a success
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MANILA - Manny Pacquiao has undergone a successful surgery on Wednesday for the torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

The aforementioned injury is said to be the main deterrent for the eight-division world champion from being at his 100% on fight night, which ultimately led to what many believe to be a subpar performance.

Speaking to ESPN.com, Pacquiao’s orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache is optimistic with the outcome of the operation, and is expecting the Filipino boxer to make full recovery and be back in training in less than a year.

"If all goes as expected with the surgery and the rehab is successful, Manny could be back training in about six months,” Dr. ElAttrache said. “At that point he will be regaining strength and endurance and competition is reasonable within nine months to a year. But this is a severe enough tear that it won't heal without being repaired."

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(Manny Pacquiao gives a thumbs up to a group of media men outside his L.A. home after his surgery. Photo by Steve Angeles/ABS-CBN News)

Pacquiao’s shoulder injury caused quite a stir within the sports world, so much so that it led a few angered fans to file a class-action lawsuit against the fighter. He is also facing possible sanctions from the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing to fully disclose his condition prior to fight night.

 

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