Jean Pascal has injured his right shoulder during his fight against Adrian Diaconu last Friday night at the bell Center during his second WBC light heavyweight title defence. The result showed a bone fracture in the articulation. The injury happened in the 3rd round. Pascal manage to win the fight mainly with his left hand and the score leaved no doubts 118-110, 117-111, 117-111. According to his corner men the shoulder got off and replaced into the articulation 3 times during the fight, in the 3rd, 5th and 10th round.
Pascal showed tremendous heart, courage and determination not only to go over the injury but to manage to win the fight easier then the first fight with Diaconu last June 19.
To repair the shoulder Pascal had a surgery this morning in a hospital in Laval. The doctor was Dr. David Baillargeon. It was an arthroscopic surgery. Everything went very well with no complications. His shoulder will be immobilise for 3 weeks, then he will need 5 to 6 weeks of rehabilitation before resuming boxing training in full fledge!
The doctors are saying he could be back for a fight in May. Our target date is next June 2010.
Jean Pascal was very active in the last 12 months where he fought 5 times, 4 WBC title fights. He fought 3 WBC light heavyweight title fight in the last 6 months.