Manny Pacquiao undergoes surgery


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Manny Pacquiao underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Pacquiao is expected to make a full recovery.

It has been a controversial topic, whether or not Pacquiao actually injured his shoulder. Many unsettled fans have been going to court with their complaints, suing Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose an injury prior to his “Fight of the Century” on Tuesday, May 2nd. Others have commended the fighter for going through with the event with a shoulder injury. Skip Bayless from ESPN says, “Manny Pacquiao should be praised for fighting through a shoulder injury, not derided and sued.”

It was an injury that Pacquiao did not properly disclose to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, this situation could result in fine and cause him to be suspended for lying on his prefight medical questionnaire. Had Pacquiao disclosed the injury when it happened, about 2½ weeks before the fight, the commission doctor would have worked with Pacquiao’s team on a treatment plan and likely would have allowed him to receive an anti-inflammatory shot on May 2nd, But due to the lack of communication, the commission said it did not know about Pacquiao’s injury until a couple of hours before the fight, and denied all requests for the shot.

Regardless of it all, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, performed the procedure to repair Pacquiao’s torn rotator cuff, said he could not be “more pleased with the results.”

ElAttrache says he expects Pacquiao to return to the ring and estimates that Pacquiao will be able to fight in about nine months to a year.