Tyson’s knee surgery called a success

Tyson’s knee surgery called a success

PHOENIX, Arizona – Mike Tyson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Monday to repair the knee injury he suffered in the first round of his loss to Danny Williams on Friday in Kentucky.

“We repaired four different torn compartments during the hour-long procedure,” orthopaedic surgeon Richard Emerson said in a statement. “Mike’s prognosis for a full recovery is great,” Emerson said.”He will begin therapy tomorrow (Tuesday), and the goal is for Mike to be over 90 per cent recovered within approximately eight weeks.”England’s Williams shocked Tyson with a fourth-round knockout in Louisville in a non-title bout that also dealt a serious blow to Tyson’s boxing future.Tyson, who staggered Williams three times in the first round, was counted out at two minutes, 51 seconds of the fourth after Williams knocked him down with a barrage of shots to the body and head.Tyson was unable to defend himself at the end as a looping right sent him into the ropes and he slumped to the canvas.Even a long count by the referee couldn’t save him.Tyson injured the left knee in the opening round which impaired his mobility, said his manager Shelly Finkel.Said Finkel, “It explains a lot.Once he lost the ability to pivot, turn, or move laterally, much less put pressure on his left leg, he lost the ability to throw anymore meaningful right hands which had been so effective up to the point of the injury.”- Nampa-AFP”Mike’s prognosis for a full recovery is great,” Emerson said.”He will begin therapy tomorrow (Tuesday), and the goal is for Mike to be over 90 per cent recovered within approximately eight weeks.”England’s Williams shocked Tyson with a fourth-round knockout in Louisville in a non-title bout that also dealt a serious blow to Tyson’s boxing future.Tyson, who staggered Williams three times in the first round, was counted out at two minutes, 51 seconds of the fourth after Williams knocked him down with a barrage of shots to the body and head.Tyson was unable to defend himself at the end as a looping right sent him into the ropes and he slumped to the canvas.Even a long count by the referee couldn’t save him.Tyson injured the left knee in the opening round which impaired his mobility, said his manager Shelly Finkel.Said Finkel, “It explains a lot.Once he lost the ability to pivot, turn, or move laterally, much less put pressure on his left leg, he lost the ability to throw anymore meaningful right hands which had been so effective up to the point of the injury.”- Nampa-AFP

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