Back in September it was announced that former 2-time world title challenger Masayuki Kuroda (30-8-3, 16) [黒田雅之] would clash with unbeaten prospect Ayato Hiromoto (2-0, 1) [廣本彩刀] in November. That bout was the postponed, and then cancelled, with Kuroda suffering an injury that then worsened.
Today we have good news in regards to Kuroda, who had surgery just over a week ago, and was discharged from Hospital on October 16th, with his left arm in a sling.
The injury has seemingly been a lot worse than first expected. He damaged his arm, sparred with it anyway and has been left with a ruptured tendon in his upper left arm. As a result surgery has seen him have a bolt inserted into the bone, holding the tendon into place to help it recover. There is also going to be weekly rehab in hospital.
The plan now is for Kuroda to rest, recover, and potentially return to the ring next year. At the age of 34 however an injury like this can take a while longer to recover from than when a fighter is young, and there isn't really a time being mode public for when he'll be back in action.
We want to wish Kuroda all the best in his recover, as the injury sounds like a legitimately nasty one that could, potentially, end his career. If, and we are assuming, it's around the elbow it can take more than 2 years for the arm to fully recover, which would mean Kuroda would be 36 by the time he's 100%, which is ancient for a Flyweight.
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