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Manny Pacquiao Surgery: Torn Shoulder Cuff Could Mean Discipline

By    |   Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:17 PM

Manny Pacquiao will have surgery on his right shoulder this week to repair a torn rotator cuff. At the same time, boxing officials say not disclosing the injury before Saturday's title fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could now result in disciplinary action.

"We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear," Dr. Neal ElAttrache told ESPN on Monday night.

The doctor said that Pacquiao will likely require nine months to a year of recovery time.

Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz reassured fans that "Manny is doing OK," and added that other options were considered but, "After speaking with the doctor, it was determined that the best method and approach is for Manny to have surgery."

"Once you know he has a tear that's not going to heal on its own, then the decision for an active person is you want to try to fix this before it gets bigger," ElAttrache said further.

"If all goes as expected with the surgery and the rehab is successful, Manny could be back training in about six months. 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."

On Monday, Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said the state attorney general's office will soon investigate why Pacquiao checked "no" on a commission questionnaire that asked about any injuries he had the day before the fight.

"Our job is to protect the health and safety of fighters and the integrity of the sport," Aguilar told The Associated Press. "We expect our fighters to be forthright."

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Manny Pacquiao will have surgery on his right shoulder this week to repair a torn rotator cuff. At the same time, boxing officials say not disclosing the injury before Saturday's title fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could now result in disciplinary action.
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