Pacquiao Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Mayweather Rules out Rematch

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MANNY Pacquiao underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 6, for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery.

Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the 90-minute procedure and said he could not be “more pleased with the results.”

ElAttrache told ESPN on Monday, May 4, that if the surgery went as expected and if rehab is successful, Pacquiao could be back in 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,” ElAttrache said.

Pacquiao sustained the injury to his shoulder in early April during a sparring session in preparation for the fight of the century against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. It was one he did not report to the Nevada State Athletic Commission on his pre-fight medical questionnaire, an action that could lead to a fine and suspension.

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