Defeated Manny Pacquiao pictured leaving Las Vegas with his injured shoulder in a sling (Twitter)
The boxer's physician revealed that he will be out for a year after he undergoes surgery on the shoulder he injured before the May 2 fight
After losing the much talked about fight against Floyd Mayweather, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao will be out of action for up to a year after he undergoes surgery on his injured shoulder.
After losing the fight, Pacquiao reveled that he had suffered the shoulder injury in training before the May 2 bout.
Pacquiao had been taking anti-inflammatory injections in the build-up but was refused them on the night by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Speaking to ESPN, Pacquiao's physician that the boxer will be out for more than six months after undergoing the surgery.
"Once you know he has a tear that's not going to heal on its own, then the decision for an active person is you want to try to fix this before it gets bigger," Dr Neal ElAttrache said.
"If all goes as expected with the surgery and the rehab is successful, Manny could be back training in about six months.
"At that point, he will be regaining strength and endurance, and competition is reasonable within nine months to a year. But this is a severe enough tear that it won't heal without being repaired."