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Robert Guerrero Update: Rotator Cuff Damage, But Not Career-Threatening

Robert Guerrero just can't get a break. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Robert Guerrero just can't get a break. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Robert Guerrero, who called off his August 27 fight with Marcos Maidana due to a shoulder injury, isn't facing anything career-ending, but does have some real damage.

"It is not career-ending like we thought," [publicist Mario] Serrano said. "But he does have damage to his rotator cuff."

[Guerrero] flew back to the Bay Area on Thursday for X-rays, which were negative. However, an MRI conducted Friday showed the damage. Guerrero will receive further evaluation Monday.

"We don't know exactly the prognosis until we see doctor (Michael) Dillingham," Serrano said. "We will know more about what the next step is to fix it on Monday."

Guerrero just cannot get a break in his pro career. He has all the tools to be a top-flight fighter, and seems to have the tools needed to be a star fighter, too. But while we've seen his talent shine, he's never scored that breakthrough win that really puts him on the map. The fight with Maidana could have been that sort of win, but then this happened.

This sounds like something that's going to require surgery and a possibly lengthy sit on the shelf, but we'll know more next week. Best wishes to Robert, and hopefully he'll be back sooner than later.