Pavlik's Injuries Diagnosed as "Superficial" - Taylor Rumble a Go for Feb 16!

NEW YORK, NY (November 8, 2007) -- World middleweight boxing champion KELLY PAVLIK suffered minor injuries to his hands and forearms while repairing a broken window at his house on November 5, but the prognosis is excellent and his rematch against former world champion Jermain Taylor remains on schedule for February 16, 2008.

"Kelly sustained three superficial lacerations to the right forearm and hand and also three superficial lacerations to the left forearm and hand. He also had numerous superficial abrasions. The wounds were explored and there was no evidence of tendon damage or tendon involvement on any of the lacerations. The six lacerations were repaired with sutures in the office," said Sandy P. Naples, M.D. of Poland Family Practice in Poland, OH. Dr. Naples is also the Chairman of the Department of Family Practices at St. Elizabeth Health Center. "He has full function including full flexion, extension, supination and pronation. He has full range of motion of his fingers."

In layman's terms, within a week of the sutures being removed, scheduled for November 16, Kelly will be able to resume his training. Pavlik's training camp for the Taylor rematch remains set for the first week of December.

Article posted on 09.11.2007

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