This is getting as scripted as one of Howard's embedded ads, YouPorn Boff: Manny Pacquiao Injury Update: Pac-Man to Undergo Surgery for Tear in Shoulder Getty Images The shoulder injury Manny Pacquiao was dealing with during his unanimous-decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday was evidently serious. Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reported Monday that Pacquiao will undergo surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff: Breaking news: Pacquiao to have shoulder surgery for "significant tear" in his right rotator cuff, according to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. — Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) May 5, 2015 Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times added further details on Pacquiao's timeline to return to the ring: Manny Pacquiao will undergo surgery on his right shoulder for a rotator cuff tear this week on LA and be out 4-6 months, his advisor reports — Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) May 5, 2015 However, Rafael reported that the recovery time was closer to 9-to-12 months. "It's part of the game," Pacquiao said of his injury after the fight Saturday, per ESPN.com news services. "I don't want to make alibis or complain or anything...[but] it's hard to fight one-handed." The ESPN.com report mentions promoter Bob Arum, who indicated that Pacquiao hurt himself sometime after mid-March. Matt Moscona of ESPN Radio Baton Rouge weighed in on the situation: So Pacquiao was fighting with a torn rotator cuff. That guarantees a post-surgery rematch, right? #tellmewhowins — Matt Moscona (@MattMoscona) May 5, 2015 Taking the significant pain Pacquiao had to be fighting through into account and how he was denied the request to take anti-inflammatory medication prior to the fight, it diminishes Mayweather's win. It took long enough for two of the best boxers in recent memory to meet in the ring. Although a rematch seems far-fetched, the adversity Pacquiao was facing may indeed warrant a second fight with Mayweather, whose supreme defense and tactical brilliance were too much for Pacquiao in their first encounter.