Pacquiao shoulder is fine - Koncz

Manny Pacquiao poses for the media following a news conference upon arrival Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao, who was defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their welterweight fight in Las Vegas May 2, faces lawsuits allegedly for not disclosing his shoulder injury before the fight. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao's chief adviser has allayed any fears that the Filipino boxing superstar had hurt his right shoulder during yesterday's motorcade.

"There's nothing to be concerned about. There's no big deal," said Mike Koncz over the phone.

Pacquiao's adviser laughed off reports that Pacquiao hurt his shoulder that was operated on last week due to a significant tear on the rotator cuff.

But he confirmed that there was bleeding on the wound.

"It was a small amount of blood and it was caused more by the heat than anything else," Koncz told The STAR.

"It's nothing.  It's not a problem," he added.

It was terribly hot out on the streets yesterday and Pacquiao greeted his fans by tossing t-shirts, posters and CD's along the route.

Koncz was asked to comment on the huge pay-per-view sales generated by Pacquiao's recent fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"I don't know yet. When I see the document then I'll believe it. I'm going home Monday (to the US) and then I'll know. I haven't spoken to Bob Arum yet," said Koncz.

Pacquiao was home resting the whole day yesterday and his Forbes Park home was off-limits to anyone other than his family.

"He's locked up. There's no visitors allowed. He's just resting. The instruction is don't allow anybody to get in," said Koncz.

The Canadian adviser to Pacquiao also stressed that "there's no talk" of a rematch with Mayweather right now.

Pacquiao is scheduled to fly to General Santos City this morning and again he's expected to receive a hero's welcome despite his loss to Mayweather.

The fight, dubbed as the biggest and the richest, did 4.4 million pay-per-view buys, eclipsing the previous highs easily twice as much.

Pacquiao was all over the metropolis yesterday from the moment he and his entourage arrived from Los Angeles before the break of dawn.

He held a press conference at the airport and after a brief rest in his Forbes Park home he attended a breakfast gathering prepared by Solar Sports at Dusit Hotel.

From there, Pacquiao joined a motorcade that took him around the cities of Makati, Pasay and Manila. By mid-afternoon he met the President.

A series of TV and radio guestings followed and then Pacquiao proceeded to the Astrodome to join his Kia team in its PBA game against Ginebra.

Pacquiao arrived at the game late in the second quarter and his presence inside the Astrodome drew loud cheers from the fans.

Even Ginebra fans chanted "Manny! Manny!" as he walked in.

Kia, the underdog, lost a very close game to the crowd-favorites. In the end, Pacquiao shook hands with everybody on the court.

PBA commissioner Chito Salud approached Pacquiao during a break, and the Filipino boxing icon assured PBA fans they'll be seeing more of him in the coming days.

Pacquiao will be out of the boxing ring for at least six months due to the shoulder injury.

"I can focus on my coaching in the PBA," he said.

At least for the rest of the year, boxing's loss is basketball's gain.

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