Former featherweight and super featherweight world titlist, Robert Guerrero, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured left shoulder next week and is looking at approximately six months on the shelf.
“After talking to Dr. Dillingham today, Robert will undergo an arthroscopic shoulder surgery procedure to take a closer look at the damage done to his rotator cuff,” said manager, Bob Santos, in a press release. “Right now the MRI shows a slight tear, but Dillingham advised us that it would be in our best interest to scope the shoulder to check for other damage that an MRI can’t reveal. No definitive answer can be made as to when Robert Guerrero will return to the ring until after his surgery is completed next Tuesday. We are hoping he’ll be back in six months, God willing his surgery goes smoothly.”
Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs) was to face Marcos Maidana tonight, August 27, for the WBA jr. welterweight title, but had to withdraw from the fight due to the shoulder injury, suffered in camp.
The setback is the latest in a series of issues that have stood between the 28-year-old and breakthrough success. In the fighter’s 10-year career, the native of Gilroy, California has gone through periods of inactivity due to promotional issues and the illness of his wife, who was recently diagnosed as in remission from leukemia.
“The good thing is my shoulder is going to get fixed and I’ll live to fight another day,” Guerrero said. “Times like this I must stay faithful to my lord and savior Jesus Christ who strengthens me through adversity.”
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