Advertisement
Advertisement

Andre Berto Will Not Undergo Surgery For Bicep Injury

By Ryan Maquiñana

Despite rupturing his left bicep during sparring on Monday, Andre Berto will not go through surgery, per his nutritionist Victor Conte.

“[Trainer] Tony [Morgan] said he was told eight to 12 weeks for recovery,” Conte informed BoxingScene.com.  “It’s a tendon tear near his left armpit.”

Berto (28-1, 22 KOs), out of Winter Haven, Fla., was training at the Ten Goose Gym in Van Nuys, Calif., in preparation for his rematch against Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) when he felt a pop in his bicep after throwing a left hook that landed on the top of his sparring partner’s head.

The current welterweight titlist has already had surgery on the same bicep two years ago, although in this instance the injury was in a different location.  Now the question becomes where he will stage his rehab.

“Tony is already in Florida, but Berto is at his home in L.A.,” Conte added. “Tony did say he plans to go back to Winter Haven at some point soon, but things could change.”

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly column for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (CSNBayArea.com). He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at www.maqdown.com, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

Tags: Andre Berto image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bee Keepz on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=BartBears;11739117]Didn't they say he will need immediately surgery? I read it somewhere couple of days ago. Schaefer and Al Haymon-good job. Wonder who is gonna fight Ortiz next. Khan? Since he doesn't have opponent.[/QUOTE] Khan-Ortiz would be nice, definitely a…

Comment by BartBears on 02-03-2012

Didn't they say he will need immediately surgery? I read it somewhere couple of days ago. Schaefer and Al Haymon-good job. Wonder who is gonna fight Ortiz next. Khan? Since he doesn't have opponent.

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-03-2012

t doog 4 Berto @ this point & his age...8-10 months out, then start 2 train again, a year before his next major bout...doubt he'll b a factor @ WW...

Comment by loui_ludwig on 02-02-2012

Was hoping Berto beats Ortiz in the rematch and then get to fight Pac. Maybe this is just a fake injury so he can have a chance of landing a fight with Pac in June. Rather see him beat Ortiz…

Comment by churchmouse on 02-02-2012

Could be that Berto is gooned on the juice, there is a tendency for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries when you are juiced up.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Canelo Expects Liam Smith To Bring The Fight To Him Ricky Burns To Face Mandatory Kiryl Relikh On Return Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot in Arizona, Taken To The Hospital Bryant Perrella-Yordenis Ugas on September 27, PBC on FS1 Giovanni De Carolis-Tyron Zeuge Rematch on November 5th Golovkin's Coach: Ward Beats Everyone at 175 - Except Kovalev! Vargas is Open To Facing Crawford After Stunning Pacquiao Sam Maxwell Turns Over, Joins MGM: Will Debut In October Golovkin Warns Saunders: My Goal is The WBO Belt, I Want it Next Anthony Crolla: I'll Have Jorge Linares Rematch in Las Vegas Williams-Patterson, Eubank Jr-Langford Confirmed For October 22 In Cardiff Derry Mathews Confident: I'll Dig Deep With Luke Campbell! Upton Brothers Leave Ricky Hatton Over "Turbulent Private Life" Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora Could Collide in December Smith Backs Froch: Kovalev is Best Pound For Pound Fighter! Amir Khan Says Land For Boxing Academy is Now in Dispute Team USA: Olympic Postmortem De La Hoya on Canelo-GGG: We Can't Afford To Wait Beyond 2017 Chocolatito: Cuadras Talks A lot, But I'll Prove it in The Ring! Golovkin: No Big Fights at 168, I Make 160 Easy - I'm Not Big 160 Juanma: Business Opportunity Made Me Return, Not Vazquez Morrison, Golub, Baranchyk, Peterkin Head To 9/23 ShoBox Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day Saunders Still a Possibility for Canelo, Golden Boy Focused on Smith Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Will Fight Golovkin When Ready! Jarrell Miller's Promoter: He's Ready For Any World Champion Canelo: Margarito Fight Will NEVER Happen, He Should Retire Ramiro Carrillo, Achour Esho Return on October 1, UIC Pavilion Joshuanthony Ortiz, Edgardo Laboy Ink Pacts With Miguel Cotto Canelo Admits Move To 160 is Likely Next For His Career Mason Menard Puts a Target on The Back of Terry Flanagan Anthony Joshua-David Price Ruled Out For The Fall By Hearn James Kirkland Arrested Over Child Support Beef Photos: Anthony Crolla, Jorge Linares Go Face To Face Photos: Glowacki, Usyk - Go Face To Face at Open Workouts Jessie Vargas: "On November 5th I Will Shut The Critics Up!" Daniel Jacobs: Brook Just Too Small To Survive Against Golovkin Golovkin Laughs at Froch, Eubank: Those Clowns Won't Fight Me!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement