Super middleweight champ Andre Ward has begun his rehab for the injured shoulder that underwent surgery this month.
Ward is doing his therapy at Activecare Physical Therapy in San Francisco and is said to have had a good start, according to Ward and his therapist Lisa Giannone.
“I had a good first day of physical therapy on Monday. It was short and sweet, and I have a good range of motion one week out of surgery. During our first session, my physical therapist wanted to make sure that everything is healing properly and it is,” Ward said.
Ward had successful surgery to repair a small tear in his right shoulder on Jan. 4 and has been recovering at home since then.
“After being at home for the past 10 days, I was happy to get out of the house and get to work on my recovery. I am going to be smart and listen to what my doctors and physical therapist tell me, but I look forward to a fast recovery,” Ward said. “I am going to put the same energy and focus that I put into boxing into my rehab. Like I tell my mother, I’m a professional athlete and I heal faster than the average person.”
Ward was scheduled to face Kelly Pavlik in March, but the fight was called off after Ward suffered the injury in training camp. No time frame has been given for his eventual return.