Robert Guerrero had a successful shoulder surgery this week. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Robert Guerrero's arthroscopic shoulder surgery was successful, according to publicist Mario Serrano at the Gilroy Dispatch:
"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."
... "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."
Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KO) was scheduled to face Marcos Maidana in San Jose on August 27, which was to be HBO's lone fight card of the month, but "The Ghost" was forced to pull out the week of the fight with the bum shoulder. For now, he'll be in a sling for two weeks before his rehab process starts, but a return to the ring in 2012 shouldn't be an issue. Guerrero previously said it was an old injury that just hadn't been treated.
Bad Left Hook wishes Guerrero all the best for a speedy recovery and return to the ring.