Junior lightweight Carl Frampton may have easily taken a decision win over Tyler McCreary this past weekend, but it didn’t come without a price. In the post-fight interview Frampton mentioned that he believed he had broken one of his hands during the fight, but it turns out he’s actually broken both. Frampton’s fractures in both hands were confirmed on Wednesday during a visit with a hand/wrist specialist.
Frampton was specifically diagnosed with a acute fraction of fifth metacarpal in his left hand (which occurred during the opening round), and a fracture at the base of this third metacarpal in his right hand (suffered in the seventh round).
The former titleholder will now take a little time off to let those injuries heal up, and he’s expected to be back in action next spring to take on Jamel Herring for his WBO strap, with not tune-up fight in between.
“We’re monitoring the situation with his hands,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN. “Certainly by March, April, May, he will be able to fight. I’m not the doctor, but this is what they’ve told me. Frampton’s people told me they’re like hairline (fractures) and those, if you do the right exercises, will heal quickly.”
Herring most recently outpointed Lamont Roach Jr. a couple of weeks back in a successful title defense.