Andre Ward injury update
By Gabriel Montoya, MaxBoxing (Dec 23, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
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Last night on Leave-it-in-the-ring.com radio as well as on his twitter, WBA and WBC super-middleweight champion Andre Ward said that he had broken his left hand coming into his fight with Carl Froch. Ward tweeted a photo of the injured hand earlier in the week but had just received the news of his injury an hour before arriving on the show.

“I just got the news probably an hour ago,” said Ward who joined the show as a guest for a live thirty minute interview Thursday night. “To recap, one of my last sparring sessions was Thursday. I hit the hand. I banged it up. The next day, I went and got an X-Ray. It didn’t show anything. And I just felt like something was wrong. They said to keep icing and take anti-inflammatories and we did that the whole week. I would go to bed with ice packs on. In between each session I would put ice packs on my hand. I would tape them on my hand. We didn’t know to what extent we just thought it was bruised. But the pain continued to stay with us all the way up to the day of the fight. Stitch Duran came to my room before the fight and showed me what kind of wrap he was going to put on. I put a ten ounce glove on just to test it out and I still felt it, man. So I knew that it was inevitable that I was going to feel some pain that night. I had to go with it and we went with it and everything was fine until the sixth round. I hit Froch with a hook and it was kind of downhill from there in terms of the pain but we got through it. I went and got an MRI today. The MRI showed multiple fractures in I think it is the third and fifth metacarpal. So they put a hard cast on it and in a couple weeks I will be able to get it off and start rehab.”

Ward did not say who would be next but said he would not move to light heavyweight just yet.
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