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Erik Morales Reveals That Hand Injury May End Career

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former four division world champion Erik Morales was scheduled to return to action tonight against Jorge Paez Jr., but he withdrew a few week ago with a severe right hand injury. Morales, 37, was going to make 2014 his final year in the sport and planned to have two farewell fights. But the injury to his right hand is more serious than he previously thought. His doctor has advised him that he needs to rest the hand for at least two months, and then Morales will find out if he's capable of recovering in time to have a fight this year.

"When I bend it, or apply force or hit something - it hurts. I can possibly all of my other training activities except striking. The orthopedic surgeon asked me not to hit anything. It swelled up again, and then came another problem in the wrist. It was sorted out but I was told to rest," Morales said.

"For now I have to wait for my hand to get rehabilitated and then we will have some tests when the two months have passed and I hope not to have any problems, but right now it's something that we do not know [if I'll fight again]."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RenegÄde on 03-28-2014

That and because Erik Morales is shot to ****. Still a legend and ATG doe

Comment by Richard Wadd on 03-28-2014

hope he retires. he's taken so much punishment

Comment by Czarczar on 03-23-2014

This is a blessing in disguise.

Comment by Trenchant on 03-22-2014

I don't think wearing the Winning gloves was the reason for the victory in the first fight. Sparring gloves are 14 or 16 ounce gloves. They were wearing 8 ounce gloves. Winning gloves have a little more padding but not…

Comment by ButtScratcher^^ on 03-22-2014

Injured or not. It's time to go morales, you've done enough for the sport. It's already a diminishing return as you stay longer to this deadly sport.

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