By Rhys Turrell, courtesy of The Daily Star
DAVID HAYE is on the mend after surgery on his injured Achilles.
The Brit boxer lost his showdown with rival Tony Bellew on Saturday. He was hampered by a torn Achilles tendon in the bout.
Haye has gone under the knife to sort the problem.
And he’s issued an update to his fans on Instagram.
“Back home now chillin' with feet up, after a very successful Achilles reattachment surgery,” he wrote.
“Strangely after such an action packed fight, I have no aches and pains other then my freshly Reattached Achilles.
“Professor James Frame and Kevin Lidlow are very happy with the outcome of my surgery, and are very confident of a 100% recovery back to full fitness.
“I’m truly overwhelmed with all the positive messages of love and support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.
“Time to catch up with family and friends before the rehab programme starts tomorrow night.”
Retired super middleweight Carl Froch spoke with Haye after his loss to Bellew and was told the Hayemaker will be back. Haye is still crossing his fingers that Belllew will give him the opportunity of a rematch.
"I don’t think it’s the end of him. I spoke to David Haye earlier and he’s out of the operation, he’s out of theatre. The Achilles heel is fixed and he’s adamant he will be coming back and he wants to fight again. First and foremost for David Haye, he wants the rematch with Bellew," Froch told Sky Sports.
"He’s told me he wants to come again – 100 per cent. He said to me and I quote, ‘I will win a heavyweight world title,’ but I want the rematch with Bellew first.'"