Based on Yahoo reports, eight-division former world champion Manny Pacquiao underwent successful surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The 90-minute operation, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, was deemed successful and Pacquiao is expected to fully recover and resume his boxing career.
Pacquiao returned to his Beverly HIlls, Calif., home following the surgery. He was said to be in pain, but in good spirits.
News of injury broke shortly after Pacquioa lost a unanimous decision Saturday to Floyd Mayweather in a bout that will generate in excess of $400 million in gross revenue. Pay-per-view sales alone could hit that, as sales are expected to climb near 4.5 million.
According to a statement released by Pacquiao’s publicist, ElAttrache said he “could not be more pleased with the results,” and said Pacquiao should be able to return to boxing without limitations.
He will be sidelined a minimum of four to six months before he does any activity and isn’t likely to be able to fight for much longer than that.
On Tuesday, Mayweather told an ESPN reporter that he’d be willing to give Pacquiao a rematch when his injury has healed.