Manny Pacquiao will have surgery later this week to repair a torn right shoulder, reports ESPN, but that could be the least of his worries.
The injury occurred two weeks before Saturday’s showdown with Floyd Mayweather.
After the fight, Pacquiao said the torn rotator cuff prevented him from using his right hand during the fight which Mayweather won by unanimous decision. He had asked the boxing commission for permission to get an injection before the fight, but the commission declined.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache called it a significant tear that will keep the fighter out of action for nine to 12 months.
The New York Daily News is reporting the Nevada Athletic Commission is considering filing perjury charges against Pacquiao because he didn’t disclose the injury.
The fighter checked no on a questionnaire asking whether he had a shoulder injury.