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Scott Quigg may not return until the end of the year after complications with jaw surgery

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A bad reaction to plates used to fix his broken jaw will delay Scott Quigg's return to the ring. This is the punch suspected of doing the damage.

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Scott Quigg likely won't be back in the ring in the near future after having a bad reaction to jaw surgery. Plates surgically inserted into his mouth to repair a broken jaw he suffered against Carl Frampton caused lumps to form around his gums, raising concerns from doctors who now will remove the plates from his mouth. Here's what Quigg said about it to BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I've had a bit of a bad reaction to the plates being in, that's why I've got to have them out," he told the show.

"Once they're out, hopefully my mouth settles down and then it's another month and a half and I'll be back in the gym and able to spar.

"I've got two lumps that started to grow on the inside of my gum and that's through a reaction to the plates being in."

In light of this medical complication, it isn't expected that Quigg will be able to fight again until the end of the year.