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Vitali Gets Medical Check, Left Shoulder Injury Confirmed

By Inna Lagun, allboxing.ru

Munich, Germany - On Sunday morning, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko visited a hospital in Munich, where Dr. Bernd Kabelka confirmed that a ligament tear in the left shoulder was suffered during Saturday's night twelve round decision win over British boxer Dereck Chisora.

No surgery will be needed, said Kabelka. Klitschko admits that he "suddenly lost strength in the left hand" and was forced to use his right for most of the contest. The injury is believed to have occured in the second or third round. Klitschko's trainer, Fritz Zdunek, believes the shoulder damage is a recurrence of the same injury Vitali suffered in the fight with Chris Byrd in 2000. The injury forced Vitali to quit the fight, which gave Byrd a TKO victory in nine.

"In the coming days further tests will be carried be carried out. Today's data eliminates the need for surgery," said Kabelka.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Daddy T on 02-22-2012

[QUOTE=jreckoning;11810379]I still don't know why JAB hates Vit so much. LOL.[/QUOTE] I don't get it either, its probably a reaction to the likes of Jimmy whats his face

Comment by jreckoning on 02-22-2012

I still don't know why JAB hates Vit so much. LOL.

Comment by jreckoning on 02-22-2012

[quote=House of Stone;11810369]i already agreed with you dude, all I'm saying is say it how it is as you did in the previous post (not 100%) don't exagerate as you did in the one before that (he was fighting with…

Comment by Daddy T on 02-22-2012

[QUOTE=jreckoning;11810364]Torn ligaments still hurt very badly dude. Just because you show an extreme example doesn't mean other examples such as this fight are irrelevant. He was in a lot of pain yet still dominated.[/QUOTE] i already agreed with you dude,…

Comment by jreckoning on 02-22-2012

[quote=House of Stone;11810363]there ya go thats better - saying this is fine but saying he fought one handed is not correct as the video I showed of a proper one handed fight shows[/quote] Torn ligaments still hurt very badly dude.…

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