George Groves dislocated his shoulder on route to beating Chris Eubank Jr and now awaits news today of his first scan on the injury.
The WBA super-middleweight world champion put on a boxing clinic this past weekend to score a well deserved unanimous points decision at the Manchester Arena.
Perhaps it was made even more impressive by the fact he finished out the twelve rounds with what was clearly a painful injury he sustained late on.
One fan on Twitter has been able to pin point the exact moment it happened:
(Hat tip Rob Groves)
— Robert (@REGZY1) February 17, 2018
Groves should know today what the level of damage is.
His promoter Kalle Sauerland mentioned after the fight that if it was simply a case of the shoulder popping out of its place then he might be able to resume training soon enough.
The problem would be though if there was a tear caused in the muscle.
This could complicate the problem and potentially need surgery if it was the case.
Shoulder injuries in boxing can be hit or miss really. Depending on the damage.
It’s obviously a critical muscle used in a sport like boxing.
One recent example of note was to former Groves’ training partner David Haye who famously had to retire after shoulder surgery a few years back.
Only to come back to boxing last year.