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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.

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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.

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