Manny Pacquiao will be out for the next 9-12 months recovering from a torn rotator cuff, according to ESPN. Pacquiao will have surgery on his right shoulder later this week.
“We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear,” Dr. Neal ElAttrache said.
Pacquiao revealed that he had a shoulder injury after losing his fight to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night by unanimous decision. However, one day before the fight, Pacquiao checked a box saying he was not injured, so he was not allowed to take an injection into that shoulder to ease the pain on fight night.
He may face punishment from Nevada boxing officials for not disclosing that injury on the Nevada Athletic Commission questionnaire.
Punishment or not, Pacquiao has to get his rotator cuff fixed.
“After speaking with the doctor, it was determined that the best method and approach is for Manny to have surgery,” his adviser Michael Koncz said. “Manny is doing OK.”
“Manny did the best he could under the circumstances,” Koncz said. “We have to give Floyd credit, too. Floyd was the better man [Saturday] night. Floyd did a tremendous job, and he won the fight.”