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Vasyl Lomachenko undergoes successful surgery

Vasyl Lomachenko is in good shape after his shoulder surgery.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Vasyl Lomachenko underwent a successful surgery today in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum, with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and promoter Bob Arum both telling ESPN that it went well.

From Arum:

“The operation was a big success and the doctor was extraordinarily pleased with how it went, so that’s a relief. We have a kid here who is tough as nails and we have the best orthopedic surgeon in the world, so I figured everything would be OK. He’s going to rest [on Thursday] and then he’ll start his rehab on Friday. He’ll be here in Los Angeles for about a week and then he’ll go back to Ukraine and we’ll monitor him. It’s all good.”

Dr. ElAttrache said there were “no surprises.”

The 30-year-old Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KO) stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round on May 12 in New York, and reportedly hurt the shoulder in the second round of that fight, and had been dealing with some discomfort during training for a while.

So imagine how good he might be with a right shoulder that’s 100 percent, considering he beat a very good fighter in Linares without being able to throw his hook the way he wanted to in the fight.

Lomachenko may return to the ring late this year, with earlier reports saying it’s possible he could fully train by October and be back in the ring in December.

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