Eye injury ‘nothing to worry about,’ Pacquiao assures


Posted at Jan 23 2019 07:46 PM


Manny Pacquiao downplayed reports about his eye injury following his lopsided win against Adrien Broner over the weekend.

The reigning world welterweight champion said it's nothing new.

Pacquiao was initially feared to have sustained a potentially career-threatening detached retina after the Broner bout.

"Wala naman, it's OK," Pacquiao said in an interview with ABS-CBN North America News Bureau's Steve Angeles.

"Gasgas lang, bugbog lang. I’ve experienced it before on my other side. Nothing to worry about."

The 8-division champion earlier complained of pain and vision loss in his left eye, according to the New York Daily News’ Wallace Matthews.

He wore an eye patch, but later removed it before attending a Los Angeles Lakers game, where he crossed paths with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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