Boxer Amir Khan said he felt pain in the elbow during his last fight, the WBO world welterweight title defeat against American Terence Crawford.
The British boxer posted the following video message from hospital with his arm in a sling and provided his followers with a timeline regarding his recovery:
“I’ve had an operation today on my elbow area from the last fight,” Khan says in the clip. “I could feel the pain when I was throwing the right hand. I’m glad I’ve got that sorted out and fixed, so hopefully I’ll be back in the ring very soon.”
He also said he was hoping to “come back stronger” following the operation.
Khan said he will be “back punching hard in three to four weeks”.
“Hopefully I will never get this injury again and will come back stronger,” the 2004 Olympic silver medallist said. “I can’t wait for the next one.”
Khan lost to Crawford when he was pulled out by his corner after a low blow in the sixth round.
Crawford later questioned whether Khan quit, urging him to “tell the truth”. Khan responded by saying: “I would never quit, I would rather get knocked out.”