BOXING: Guerrero undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Robert Guerrero trains in Gilroy with father Ruben Guerrero in

Four-to-six month recovery timetable still expected
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s road to recovery took a positive first step following successful arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff, publicist Mario Serrano said.

The Gilroy native, who injured his shoulder Aug. 17 during a sparring session in preparation for his much-anticipated super lightweight world title bout with Marcos Maidana Aug. 27 in San Jose, will spend the next two weeks in a sling before beginning his rehabilitation process, Serrano said.

“They went in there and scoped it out,” Serrano said, referring to the procedure, which was conducted by Dr. Michael Dillingham. “They repaired the torn rotator cuff and anchored it down. The doctor said it is really promising for Robert to get back to 100 percent.”

Despite having to withdraw from last Saturday’s marquee matchup, Serrano expects the five-time world champion will have little trouble landing another big fight when healthy.

“It’s the same time frame for recovery,” Serrano said. “There are so many opportunities out there for him. Like he says, ‘sometimes doors close but gates open up.’ We don;t know what’s going to happen, but we know that we are happy with the way things went and we will take it day by day.”

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