Pacquiao undergoes surgery to fix shoulder injury

 File photo of Manny Pacquiao after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Las Vegas. AP Photo/John Locher

MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao successfully went under the knife to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) in Los Angeles, California.

The 90-minute surgery was done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who has a long list of high-profile athletes as clients in the past led by NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

The surgery was successful according to a statement released by Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternburg to the media.

"I could not be more pleased with the results," ElAttrache said in the statement.

Pacquiao was immediately discharged after the operation and will be out for at least four to six months before he can have any physical activity.  He is expected to be able to fight again in nine to 12 months. 

On Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time), ESPN reported that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is open to give Pacquiao a rematch next year after he has recovered from his injury that virtually became a target of lawsuits and criticisms on the Filipino icon's camp for not properly disclosing it.

Pacquiao accepted Mayweather's reported offer for a rematch and plans to fight him again immediately after his injury has fully healed.

Mayweather won a unanimous but unimpressive decision over Pacquiao last weekend in Las Vegas in what was billed as "The Fight of the Century" and went down as the richest fight ever in boxing history.

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