Foreman To Undergo Knee Surgery For Cotto Bout Injury

By Mark Vester

Former junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will require knee surgery to fix the damage he sustained from an injury suffered in the seventh round of last Saturday's fight with Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium. Foreman tore his meniscus in his right knee and stretched ligaments.

During the seventh, Foreman was on the move when his leg just gave out and he went down to a knee. He would go down again from the pain and there were a few times when he stopped moving to address the pain in his knee. The fight would end in the ninth round after Cotto landed his famous left hook to the body to send Foreman down.

According to the Associated Press, Foreman saw Dr. Gerard Varlotta, a joint specialist at The Rusk Institute in New York, on Monday, and was told he would need surgery on the knee.

"I will need surgery and I don't know yet how big it is," Foreman said. "I'm going to find out soon, probably in the next day or two."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by swizz on 06-08-2010

[QUOTE=Mr. Blobby;8573884]Maybe things would have changed later on, when Cotto would have started running for his life after round 9.[/QUOTE] i was there cotto was not going to tire in the fight i was shocked, cotto look it like he…

Comment by RRICAN on 06-08-2010

i wish him the best. yuri showed he has some cojones. :boxing:

Comment by Machingo69 on 06-08-2010

[QUOTE=switchsouthpaw;8573490]Yuri is the man, whatever he lacks in talent, he makes up for in heart. Mercante did a great job, he allowed Yuri to go out on his own terms, like a warrior.[/QUOTE] Yuri got fukkkked up but took the…

Comment by Rick Grimes on 06-08-2010

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;8570894]like i told the jewish fans at the fight yuri will never win a title again and he should be a rabbi cuz against top fighters he has no chance[/QUOTE] Maybe things would have changed later on, when Cotto would…

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 06-08-2010

[QUOTE=luigimangaya;8572853]I agree. Get on the topic PRBOXINGCOTTO. Even I am a Filipino, I still admire Cotto's physical and mental toughness. Though, yes, he got smashed by PAC. For Foreman, I wish for your speedy recovery.. Hope to see you fight,…

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