Former welterweight champion Andre Berto’s surgery deemed a success

Former welterweight champion Andre Berto on Wednesday had what is being called successful surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his right shoulder, according to a news release.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Once in, Dr. ElAttrache discovered the tendon had been completely torn, top to bottom.

Berto might be able to begin rehabilitation in six weeks, and begin boxing training in four months.

“I am happy to have the surgery behind me and hear that everything went well,” said Berto, who tore the tendon early in his 12th-round TKO loss to Jesus Soto Karass on July 27. “I’m going to rest up and focus all my energy on my recovery so that I can return to the ring full force in 2014.”

Berto, 29, has lost three of his past four after starting 27-0.

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